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!
Damn nice! Right at the time of the gold rush.
|Bone 4 Tuna|
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
Very nice find. Don't worry cell phone pic looks good, especially in B&W.
A very nice photo - classy b&w.
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
I don’t know why... but want.
Very nice find.
No matter where you go, there you are
I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
Beats my 72’ HiPower
”At pretium libertatus“
امّا شما مشخص خواهد شد كه با همه شما را ملاقات کنند
I need to find some .54 lead and some messy, messy, BP and go make some smoke!
|Dean of Law|
Siiiiick! I would want to kill me some redcoats with that thing.
H. Dean Phillips
$99 Gun Trusts
|parati et volentes|
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.
|addicted to trailing-throttle oversteer|
Wonder if Apex has a trigger kit for it.
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.
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