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The Model 1836 was the last U.S. martial pistol made using the flintlock mechanism. About 41,000 were manufactured between 1836 and 1844 by Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. This was the standard issue pistol for the Mexican War and many were converted to percussion for later use during the American Civil War. Round smoothbore steel barrel marked "NB/P" near breech, small brass half moon front sight and oval rear sight on tang. Flat beveled lockplate with rounded tail section, stamped in the center with small eagles head "A.H. WATERS & CO./MILBURY MASS./1844" and a "T" between frizzen spring, brass pan and reinforced cock. Standard Model 1836 steel furniture and swivel type ramrod with button plunger. Triggerguard stamped with small "M" inspector's mark. Plain walnut half-stock. Good condition, all steel components have been cleaned, retain a light grey spotted patina, and have a few scattered light marks and areas of freckling. Lock has been most likely been professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration. Stock very good with a few scattered nicks and marks from use. This model is considered by many collectors to be the best made, best looking, and best performing flintlock martial pistol produced. Barrel Length: 8-1/2"Caliber/Bore: .54 boreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: A. WatersModel: 1836Paperwork : No Serial Number: NSN

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(A) U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Martial Pistol by Waters.

Estimate $700 - $1,000Nov 4, 2017