H. Aston Contract U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

.54 caliber, 8.5" barrel, NSN.  Bright finish with full stock secured by brass barrel band.  Blade front sight with integral swivel ramrod.  Brass sideplate, trigger guard, butt cap and back strap.  Brass parts marked with "H" and "M" sub-inspector markings.  Barrel marked with three line "US/WN/P" proofs.  Counterpane shows remnants of cartouches.  Lockplate marked forward of hammer "US/H. ASTON & CO", and rear of hammer "MIDDTN/CONN/1851".  Breech tang marked with remnants of "1850" date.


Good to very good.  Barrel has been cleaned, some markings weakened as a result.  Some scattered oxidation and rust frosting on barrel with lockplate showing some scattered oxidation.  Brass parts have a dull luster.  Stock is in fair condition with some evidence of sanding along with a stable 2" crack rear of lockplate.  Action fine with bore showing some scattered rust and minor pitting.

Estimate: $600 - $800
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