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    Very Scarce U.S. Navy-Inspected M1842 .54 Caliber Smoothbore Percussion Single Shot Pistol. Lock markings "U. S./ H. Aston & Co." and at the tail "Middtn/ Conn/ 1851". Amidst some untouched pitting on top of the breech is a clearly visible small naval anchor with inspector's stamp GG on the face of the bolster. The gun is correct and original in every respect with the exception of the front screw on the ramrod swivel which appears to be a correct replacement. Metal generally smooth with, in addition to the small area of pitting at the breech, a few small scattered areas of pitting on the barrel, most notable at the muzzle. Lock with excellent markings and just some very light pitting on the forward section. All brass furniture perfect with nice mellow patina. Wood really excellent with smooth dark untouched patina and excellent inspectors' cartouches, very nice. Nice example of a rare variant of the U.S. M1842 pistol.

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    July, 2009
    25th Saturday
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