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H. ASTON & Co.
St
Ýckel: Middletown, Connecticut circa 1844 - 1850.  Came from England in 1819 and worked for Simeon North, receives in 1845 government order for 30,000 pistols model 1842.
Since 1851 H. Aston & Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US / H. ASTON & CO marked government model 1842 pistol, caliber .54 percussion, 8Ĺ" round barrel with brass front sight, swivel ramrod, all metal parts are kept in the white with a blued trigger. Fine working order with strong spring and in excellent condition. According to  Col. Gluckman's book on US martial pistols MS is for Massachusetts Militia.
Flayderman's 8A-040:  circa 6,000 made.    $3,250.

 

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