M1842 US Aston Horse Percussion Pistol
US Model 1842 Percussion Pistol By Henry Aston & Dated 18??. Barrel measures 8.5 in. long, smooth bore, .54 caliber muzzle load, percussion cap & ball, walnut stock with brass straps, domical butt cap and trigger guard, has a swivel hinged ramrod; signed on the lock plate â€œU.S. â€“ H. Astonâ€ & Middâ€™tn â€“ Conn. â€“ 18??â€. Initials â€œGWH" and "Pâ€ on left flat at barrel breech, "H" on the brass butt strap and "W" on the brass trigger guard. Bore has some pitting and rust, cocks, half cocks and trigger functions smoothly; overall length 14.5 in.
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