Held = Antique
H. ASTON & Co.
Střckel: 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, 8˝" 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.