H.ASTON & CO. Model 1842 Military Percussion Pistol
Guns International #: 100632917 Seller's Inventory #: 289
Category: Antique Pistols - 1500-1850 - Antique Pistols - Percussion
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Member Since: 6/14/13
First Name: warren
Last Name: ralph
Country: United States
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Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: USPO money order,personal check
If you collect military pistols and want one in fine condition with a unique quality ( limited number made), you just found one. Only about 6000 Aston pistols were were produced with the company name stamped on the lock as "H..ASTON & CO.". The usual stamping did not contain the "& Co." lettering. In addition this pistol has one nice cartouche stamped on the left side of the grip and in lieu of a second cartouche, the number "21" appears with some obvious military significance. It is either a military inspection mark, a regimental or unit mark or ??. The lock stampings are quite legible. In addition to the manufactures name we have ( at the rear end of the lock) "Midd. tn " and the year of manufacture, namely " 1852".
The 8 & 1/2 inch bright steel barrel and the lock have almost no staining or other non original marks.. The top of the barrel is stamped : "U.S.", "WN", and "P". There is a captive ramrod and front brass sight . All of the brass is also in excellent condition. The wood has very few marks and no cracks, splits, etc. There is a small chip on the left side near the barrel forward of the hammer. The action is very strong and the hammer holds on full and half cock. It is .54 caliber and the overall length is about 14 inches.
This is an antique so no FFL is required. It may be sent directly to a proud new owner.
Price: $1500- + shipping
Manufacturer: H. Aston & Co.
Model: Model 1842
Serial Number: none
Condition: Fine /Excellent
Metal Condition: Fine/Excellent
Wood Condition: Fine/Excellent
Barrel Type: round
Finish: Bright steel
Manufacture Date: 1852
Item Location: San Diego, Ca