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Original U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Cavalry Pistol by Asa Waters of Milbury Massachusetts - dated 1838

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Adopted in 1836, the production of this model continued until 1844, and this flintlock pistol intended for Cavalry was widely used in the Mexican/American War. A total of almost 41,000 units were produced. This example was made by Asa H. Waters of Milbury, Massachusetts, and is still clearly marked on the lock:-

(Eagle Head)

Comes complete with its "trapped" swivel Ram Rod for easier use by mounted cavalry troops when reloading. This is a VERY early example, only the third year of production, and has maker markings different from those seen later in the production run. The pistol measures 14" overall, with a smooth bore barrel of 8 1/2" that is stamped with the inspectors initials J.H., for Joseph Hannis, who inspected Waters Pistols from 1838-1862.

All steel mounted, the only brass components are the brass powder pan and the brass fore sight. In nice condition overall with a lovely patina on the steel components. The stock is in good condition, though it does show wear, with dents and small chips missing in areas. There is a repaired crack to the rear of the lock plate, but it does not look structural. The lock itself functions correctly, holding at half cock and firing at full.

A very nice example of this hard to find pistol, ready to display!


Years of Manufacture: 1838
Caliber: .54" Pistol
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 14 Inches
Barrel Length: 8 1/2 Inches
Action: Flintlock Side Action
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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