H. Aston/H.Aston & Co. Pistols Fine Pre-CW Model 1842 Single Shot Perc Pistol

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Location (State):
Connecticut (CT)

Member For:
17 Years 11 Months

New Item: 14462787

HIGH BID: $525.00
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Auction: 14459460

Manufacturer:   H. Aston/H.Aston & Co. Pistols
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Auction Start:
(June 13, 2017 12:36:23 PT)
Auction Ended:
(June 20, 2017 12:36:23 PT)

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Guns For Sale - H. Aston/H.Aston & Co. Pistols -- Fine Pre-CW Model 1842 Single Shot Perc Pistol

Fine Pre-CW Model 1842 Single Shot Percussion Pistol

Offered here for sale

is a U.S. martially-marked cap and ball pistol

made before the Civil War but certainly in use

in armories at the time of service. This is a very fine and most pleasing specimen of the Model 1842 single shot percussion pistol produced by H. Aston

of Middletown, Connecticut. Aston and Ira Johnson, both of Middletown and the Palmetto Armory of Columbia, SC, produced some 24,000 of these fine horse pistols from 1845 through 1852. This .54 caliber smoothbore muzzleloading horse pistol is 14”

long and fitted with an 8½” round barrel.

This pistol has all brass furniture including the buttcap,

backstrap triggerguard, side strap and barrel band. Brass wears a light pleasing mustard colored patina. Sub-inspector marks on the brass side-strap, back strap tang and triggerguard. Flat lock plate with very good maker markings on the thin side. Show “US / H. ASTON” in front of the hammer and “MIDDtn / CONN / 1849” behind

the hammer. Stamped on the upper barrel at the breech are the partially visible proof marks of “US / JH / P” and the barrel tang exhibits just faint traces of Fine walnut stock displays two very clear inspector’s cartouches on the left flat back. Stock wears a pleasing brown patina on its wood surface. Pistol mechanics are super tight and crisp. Bore dusty and could use some cleaning.

Original swivel type steel ramrod with its button-shaped head. All gun metal is original with patina and no with scattered spots of oxidation over rear of lockplate. A handsome Aston percussion single shot pistol. Thanks for looking and please e-mail us with any questions PRIOR to bidding. Please note Hansen & Hansen payment policy and terms: Standard shipping, handling and insurance is approximately 32.00 in continental United States but we will calculate shipping and insurance based upon geographical location. We gladly accept money orders, bank checks and personal checks. Credit card orders (VISA AND MASTER CARD ONLY) charged 3.95% additional for use. We also accept payments via layaway plan on a case for case basis. As a rule payment in full on items under $500. Please inquire if you are bidding on a specific item and considering layaway in advance. Also, please view our website at Click on "Online Catalog" and see All OF OUR AUCTION ITEMS LISTED CONSECUTIVELY on internet auction sites...... OFFERED ONLINE AND AVAILABLE IN OUR RETAIL GALLERY IN SOUTHPORT, CT. Visit us also on Facebook at We also own and/or operate Hansen Cartridge Co. and the Ruger Collectors Assc.(RCA). Hansen & Hansen wishes to expedite each order received, however we ship 80-100 items weekly, therefore orders paid by money orders or bank checks are cleared for shipping 5-7 days after deposited funds show in our account. Shipping date is scheduled ONLY AFTER VERIFICATION TAKES PLACE AND FFL/C&R IS RECEIVED (IF APPLIES). This is 5-7 days after WE receive order by mail - NOT customer date mailed and postmarked and after credit card funds are posted. Credit card orders exceeding $500 must be cleared through customer’s bank before shipping. Personal checks are accepted but orders are held UP TO 3 WEEKS after deposit of funds before items released for shipping. IF you have special instructions or require overnight or expedited shipping please advise at time of ordering and we will gladly prioritize shipping FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE. THIS IS OUR POLICY and we encourage bidders to PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR POLICY BEFORE BIDDING. We would be pleased to answer ANY questions by phone (our toll free number is 1-800-571-7337 or e-mail [email protected]

Fine Pre-CW Model 1842 Single Shot Percussion Pistol Offered here for sale is a U.S. martially-marked cap and ball pistol made before the Civil War but certa

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

Hansen & Hansen accepts cashier checks, money orders and personal checks. Personal checks held up to two weeks before shipping orders. FFL/C&R if required may be faxed to 203-254-3832 or scanned copy to [email protected] Add 4% to any order for cc orders to expedite shipping. Call 800-571-7337 toll free  or call cell 203-257-5256 (Dalia) or 203-610-1734 (Tom) if you are unable to connect to general number. Mail orders : Hansen & Hansen Arms & Antiquities 244 Old Post Road Southport, CT 06890 Please check our website - Just click on or type E-mail address : [email protected] Visit us at our shop and gallery at 244 Old Post Rd., Southport, CT 06890, right next to I-95 at Exit 19.

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