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    US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt

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    US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt Accessories
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    • US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt
    • US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt for sale in United Kingdom
    • US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt for sale

    American Mexican War & Civil War Eras, .54 Calibre M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & Cudgel Butt. A 612 - A 612

    In the early 1840s, Henry Aston, Ira N. Johnson and a number of associates set up a factory in Middlefield, Connecticut, to complete a government contract for martial pistols of the 1842 pattern. The smoothbore Aston/Johnson used the same 54-calibre ball as the new Mississippi Rifle from the Eli Whitney Jr. factory. While it was strongly associated with the cavalry of the day, the 1842 was actually a general service pistol along the lines of the British and French percussion handguns adopted the same year and many examples bear naval markings. Some 34,000 pistols saw production by 1850 and, upon completion of the contract, Johnson continued making the pistols under his own name. He filled an order for an additional 10,000 between 1853 and 1855. The Palmetto Armory added 1,000 units to the total. The Aston/Johnson pistols, in their most familiar role, replaced very similar flintlocks in the saddle holsters of mounted troops. They saw considerable use on the Oregon Trail and in the United States/Mexican war of 1847-48. Issued in pairs, they afforded the Dragoons a couple of extra shots after they discharged their muskets and closed with an enemy. The 1842 is a sturdy pistol with reinforcing brass mounting and a substantial “ball” capping the butt to serve as a cudgel. Our example is in excellent condition. There are no manufacturer or date marks externally visible on our example but all metal and wood is original with even patina. The pistol has the correct brass fittings including, small blade fore sight, cudgel butt, heavy military hammer and captive steel ram rod. It is 14 ½” overall length with an 8 ¼” steel smooth bore barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The action functions as it should. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. A 612
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    £ 595
    Category:Accessories
    Subcategory:Ammunition
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 595
    Sale type:Trade
    Manufactured Year:American Mexican War & Civil War Eras
    Antique:yes
    Your reference:A 612
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt
    US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fitt
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