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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1842 percussion pistol by H. Aston, 1852 - $650.00

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US contract M1842 percussion pistol by H. Aston, 1852, as marked on lock. Nicely marked lock, visible proofs on barrel and cartouches in stock opposite lock. Brass may have been cleaned some time ago, iron and wood are in untouched condition with dark patina and some scattered pitting on the barrel. Stock is uncleaned with an attractive smooth appearance, small crack by rear lock bolt and grip is cracked, which looks old, and has a piece missing near left side of buttcap which has been gone a very long time and is well worn and patinated. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.