Henry Aston Middletown, Connecticut smoothbore brass fittings swivel type ramrod 19th century

HENRY ASTON 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL

U.S. Martial Pistol

Model: 1842

Maker: Henry Aston, Middletown,Connecticut

Dated: 1850

 

SKU: SS427 Category:

Description

An above average example of an 1842 U.S. martial, single shot, smoothbore, percussion “horse” pistol.  It is stamped “U.S. H. ASTON” on the lock plate, just in front of the hammer, and ” MIDD TN CONN 1850″ vertically, behind the hammer.   The walnut stock is clearly marked with two cartouches stamped in the left side.  Several parts are stamped with inspector’s initials, including the barrel lug, which is also dated “1850”.  It still retains its original captured, swivel type, iron ramrod.

 

Caliber: .54 percussion

Overall Length: 14.30″

Barrel Length: 8.50″

 

Condition: Iron parts are a grey age patina with some spotting, and light pitting, especially at the breech area – Brass furniture has a medium mustard color age patina – Stock is excellent with no cracks and strong cartouches – Action is crisp – Bore is good

 

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