Antique Gun 2159. Aston US Model 1842 Cavalry Pistol.

Manufactured by H. Aston and dated 1847. Pistol is in very fine overall condition; shows some use but has been well taken care of. Bore is fine; metal shows moderate roughness in nipple area but retains proof marks. Lockplate is excellent and well marked; barrel and lockplate dated 1847. Wood is very fine and retains outlines of both cartouches. Brass very fine. The M1842 Aston is the first percussion pistol used by the US Army, and was used both in the Mexican War and early in the Civil War. $1250

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