.54 caliber, 8.5" round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. Standard Aston lock markings, dated 1850 at tail, breech plug tang dated 1846. Breech inspected with a clear ANCHOR mark, with US / GWH / P inspection. Clear SK and WAT script cartouches on counterpane. Swivel rammer. Although some 24,000 Aston M1842 pistols were produced, US Navy inspected examples are exceedingly rare.
Fine. Metal with a silvery patina with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some pitting near the muzzle, bore very good with scattered oxidation. Mechanically functional. Wood crisp with fine cartouches and scattered bumps and dings, with a small chip out along the grip strap.
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