SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  SIG Pistols    Got a new “oldest” today...

Moderators: Chris Orndorff, LDD
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Got a new “oldest” today... Login/Join 
Member
posted
A H. Aston M 1842 with a production date of 1849. Beats my previous senior pistol by about 40 years! Apologies for the cell phone photo, just no time to get a proper shot done. Need to look up some .54 round balls and BP!



Bill R
 
Posts: 716 | Location: Wet side of WA | Registered: October 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Oriental Redneck
Picture of 12131
posted Hide Post
Damn nice! Right at the time of the gold rush.
 
Posts: 15674 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: September 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bone 4 Tuna
Picture of jjkroll32
posted Hide Post
Looks like one Hickok45 recently featured.

Beautiful piece of history!


_________________________
An unarmed man can only flee from evil and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. - Col Jeff Cooper

NRA Life Member

Long Live the Super Thirty-Eight
 
Posts: 10653 | Location: Mid-Michigan | Registered: October 02, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of molachi
posted Hide Post
Very nice find. Don't worry cell phone pic looks good, especially in B&W.
 
Posts: 955 | Location: The Backyard of Nowhere | Registered: August 09, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
A very nice photo - classy b&w.
 
Posts: 531 | Registered: April 14, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
A nice find and also a great picture.
I think the black and white photo is very classy and brings out the richness of the pistol.

I have always liked black and white photos
 
Posts: 770 | Location: Leaving Richmond and heading to NC | Registered: March 03, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I don’t know why... but want.


Very nice find.


--
No matter where you go, there you are
 
Posts: 1556 | Location: Roswell, GA | Registered: March 10, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of CQB60
posted Hide Post
Beats my 72’ HiPower


_____________________________________________________________________
”laissez le bon temps rouler“
امّا شما مشخص خواهد شد كه با همه شما را ملاقات کنند
 
Posts: 10637 | Location: Carolina but Texas in my heart | Registered: November 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I need to find some .54 lead and some messy, messy, BP and go make some smoke!

Bill R
 
Posts: 716 | Location: Wet side of WA | Registered: October 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Dean of Law
Picture of heavyd
posted Hide Post
Siiiiick! I would want to kill me some redcoats with that thing.


H. Dean Phillips
$99 Gun Trusts
https://nfalawyers.com
 
Posts: 6446 | Location: Georgia | Registered: December 02, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
parati et volentes
Picture of houndawg
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by heavyd:
Siiiiick! I would want to kill me some redcoats with that thing.


We weren't killing redcoats in 1849. Just the year prior to this particular specimen of a pistol's manufacture we were killin' us some Messicans.
 
Posts: 7814 | Location: Illinois, Occupied America | Registered: February 23, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
addicted to trailing-throttle oversteer
Picture of soggy_spinout
posted Hide Post
Wonder if Apex has a trigger kit for it. Wink

In all seriousness it's a great-looking specimen, not that I'm close to being an expert on such things. I've never had the yearnings for anything black powder related, but that's the type of inspiration that could stoke such thoughts if there ever was one. Nice acquisition and pic, poor ol' phone camera notwithstanding. I strongly suspect that it's the person behind the lens that makes the shot work so well. Smile
 
Posts: 8306 | Location: Drippin' wet | Registered: April 18, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  SIG Pistols    Got a new “oldest” today...

© SIGforum 2018