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U.S. M1842 Martial Pistol - H. Aston

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by wobble, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. wobble

    wobble Member

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    Hi Folks:

    I'm proud to have found a nice U.S. M1842 pistol at the Marietta (Georgia)Military Antiques show last weekend. I attend the show often but usually don't find anything interesting. However, I have been looking for a good M1842 for about a year but most of the ones I've seen online have either been in poor shape or too pricey -- or both.

    I got this one (the only one at the show) for a good price and it's in great condition. It was manufactured in 1850, has all barrel proof marks (JH - John Harris) and cartouches on stock (JH and WAT - William Anderson Thornton). The metal, wood, ramrod, and action are good. The bore had some rust, but that was easily cured. I might be shooting it sometime soon.

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  2. pohill

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    That is a beauty. I've seen several in the past year or so but none in that condition. I was watching one in a store in Maine but I think it's gone. ( I saw one for sale as a "Haston"...)
    Will you cast the roundballs or buy them? What size powder charge?
     
  3. mykeal

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    Beautiful piece. Congratulations.
     
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    It certainly does look minty and here's a great read about them. :)


     
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  5. wobble

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    Thanks for the nice article. I have printed it.
     
  6. ems781

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    I recently obtained one of these from my grandpa who had an interest in it. It wasn't his but given to him later in life. I don't have much of an interest in it and was wondering if anyone knew of someone that might be interested in it. I would be willing to let it go for little. You can email me at ems781@comcast.net if interested. Also if anyone has some good information on it I am interested to know some of the history of it. Thanks!
     
  7. Jaymo

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    My dad bought one of those years ago. I like it. I wish I'd known about that show, I would have gone. I've been looking for an 1873 French Ordnance Revolver.
     
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