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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 ("JH" for inspector John Hawkins), small brass half moon front sight and oval rear sight on tang. Flat beveled lockplate with rounded tail section, stamped in the center with eagles head and "A. WATERS / MILBURY, MS. / 1837", brass pan and reinforced cock. Standard Model 1836 steel furniture and replaced swivel type ramrod with button plunger. Trigger guard and sideplate stamped with small inspector's marks. Plain walnut half-stock with two 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 a bright surface with some scattered freckling and a few scattered marks from use. Lock appears to be in original flintlock configuration. Stock very good with a few scattered marks from use and a small repair on forend. This model is considered by many collectors to be the best made, best looking, and best performing flintlock martial pistol produced. Accessories : NoneBarrel Length: 8 - 1/2"Caliber/Bore: .54 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: A. WatersModel: 1836Paperwork : No Serial Number: NSN Condition: Dimensions:

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

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