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The Model 1842 is the first percussion pistol adopted by the U.S. government. About 41,000 made by H. Aston, I.N. Johnson, and Palmetto Armory between 1846 and 1855. Round smoothbore steel barrel is stamped "US/JH/P" and has a small brass half moon front sight and no rear sight. Flat percussion lockplate with beveled edges and rounded hammer, lockplate stamped in the center "US/H. ASTON" and vertically on tail "MIDDTN/CONN/1847". Standard brass Model 1842 furniture, including brass backstrap and barrel band with extension to sideplate, many parts stamped with small "H" inspector's marks. Steel swivel type ramrod with button plunger and opposite end shaped for cleaning. Plain varnished walnut half-stock. Very good condition, all steel components cleaned and retain a light grey patina, and have a few scattered light marks from use and minor freckling near breech and on bolster "US" on barrel very light. Brass furniture has been polished. Stock very good with a few scattered marks and some edge wear. This is a great example, one of 24,000 made of this type, by Aston, with these markings.Barrel Length: 8-1/2"Caliber/Bore: .54 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: H. AstonModel: 1842Paperwork : No Serial Number: NSN

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(A) U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Single Shot Martial

Estimate $500 - $800Nov 4, 2017