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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./JH/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 an eagles head and "A. WATERS/MILBURY, MS./1841", as well as a "T" between frizzen spring. Features brass pan and reinforced cock. Standard Model 1836 steel furniture and swivel type ramrod with button plunger. Triggerguard stamped with small "N" inspector's mark. Plain walnut half-stock with two inspector's cartouches stamped behind sideplate, on left side. Stamped "JH" for John Hannis and another partially visible cartouche. Very good condition, all steel components retain a dark patina with some freckling near breech, and have a few scattered light marks. Lock is in original flintlock configuration. Stock very good with a few scattered marks from use, minor cracks, and dents. 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 $1,000 - $1,500Nov 4, 2017