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.  Counterpane marked with "NWP" and "WAP" script cartouches.  Small parts marked throughout with "P" inspector marks.  Barrel shows correct "J.H./P" proofs and "1847" date.  Lockplate marked forward of hammer in two lines "US/H. ASTON" and behind hammer in three lines "MIDDTN/CONN/1847".  


Good.  Barrel shows some evidence of cleaning including removed pitting.  Some rust, staining, and pitting around breech.  Lock and hammer show some oxidation with some cleaning wearing away markings rear of hammer.  Action is fine.  Wood is in good condition with minor handling blemishes.  Bore shows some darkening and old minor pitting.

Estimate: $600 - $800
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