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Antique ASAntique ASA WATERS U.S. Model 1A WATERS U.S. Model 1836 .54 Caliber Smoothbore FLINTLOCK Pistol STANDARD ISSUE of the MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR!
Antique ASA WATERS U.S. Model 1836 .54 Caliber Smoothbore FLINTLOCK Pistol
STANDARD ISSUE of the MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR!
Here we present an antique A.H. Waters U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol, manufactured in 1837. There were actually two manufacturers of these guns: Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. Combined, the production totals 41,000 guns. This was the last U.S. martial pistol to use the flintlock system, and many consider this the best of all U.S. flint guns due to its craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. The gun is historically significant as this was the primary issue pistol during the Mexican American War (1846-1848) and was even significantly used during the American Civil War (1861-1865), especially in the percussion converted format.
The barrel, ramrod, swivel, barrel band, trigger guard, buttcap and back strap were "national armory bright". The lock plate, reinforced hammer, frizzen, barrel tang and trigger were color casehardened. The lock plate has a removable brass pan. The stock is straight grain, oil-finished black walnut. The lock plate has an eagle head above “A.W. WATERS/MILBURY. MS./1837.” Two nice cartouches remain on the left stock flat. Other inspection markings are located on the left side of the barrel.
The overall condition is very good. Original flintlock. The action is as strong as ever. The bore is in great shape for its age! Solid stock with legible cartouches on the left side. A very nice Model 1836 that is 184 years old!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 8-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .54 Flintlock
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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