This is an 1842 Model Aston .54 cal percussion military issued pistol.It has a great cartouche stamped in the wood in correct place. It has an 8 1/2' barrel. These Aston 1842's were only made between 1846 and 1850. The date on the gun is 1847 which places it directly in the middle of the Mexican War era. Truly this gun is better than the listed " used, minor wear". I was tempted to list description and " used, as new".Only because the wood and metal are so nice. The wood is clean and crisp , no crack s or major dings. The metal is very nice with a super patina. Not sanded or redone. Correct markings . A great piece for Mexican War and Civil War collectors. You get the 3 day inspection. I am not happy unless you are.
I ship Priority Mail by USPS, insured and very well packaged. I email you the shipping codes.I try to send out same day or next day after I get your check.
Tades Accepted: Yes , I consider fair trades as well.
I am a private collector and teach History in a small SW Wisconsin High School.My main focus of collecting is in American Civil War items. Interested as well in French and Indian/ Revolutionary War and all militaria areas.
Very interested in scoped sharpshooter rifles of the American Civil War era.