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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1842 US Aston contract pistol dated 1852 and marked for State of Massachusetts - $750.00

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M1842 US Aston contract pistol dated 1852 on lock and barrel tang. Faint but readable lock marks, cartouches present in stock opposite lock, standard barrel proofs with additional "MS" marking for property of Massachusetts. Metal parts are cleaned slightly with light pitting on iron parts and salt-and-pepper gray coloration. Stock shows average wear and use overall with a small ding by the rear lock screw and small ding behind barrel band, otherwise shows light handling marks. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.