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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 "U.S./LF/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 "A. WATERS/MILBURY, MS./1837", brass pan and reinforced cock. Standard Model 1836 steel furniture and swivel type ramrod with button plunger. Triggerguard and sideplate stamped with small "F" inspector's mark. Plain walnut half-stock with two deep inspectors cartouches stamped behind sideplate, on left side. Stamped "LF" for Lewis Foster Jr. and "HKC" for Henry K. Craig. Very good condition, all steel components retain an even grey-brown patina with some freckling near breech and a few scattered light marks. Lock probably a professional reconversion. Stock good with a few scattered marks from use and a small crack at rear of lock tang, cartouches excellent. 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 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: A. WatersModel: 1836Paperwork : No Serial Number: NSN

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(A) U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Single Shot Martial

Estimate $800 - $1,200Nov 4, 2017