Original U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Cavalry Pistol by Asa Waters of Milbury Massachusetts - dated 1844

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.

The pistol measures 14" overall, with a smooth bore barrel of 8 1/2" that is stamped with the inspectors initials J.H. All steel mounted, the only brass components are the brass powder pan and the brass fore sight. In nice condition overall with a lovely dark patina on the steel components. The stock is in very good condition and still bears TWO legible inspector's cartouches on the left side!

It is marked just above the trigger pin with a stylized A.H., indicating inspector Asabel Hubbard, who inspected Barrels and Stocks from 1813 to 1847. He specifically is noted for inspecting Waters pistols.

Below this it is marked with a stylized W.A.T., indicating inspection by Captain William Anderson Thornton, who worked from 1841 to 1861, inspecting various small arms, specifically including pistols from Aston, Waters, and Johnson.

The lock functions correctly, holding half-cock and dry firing at full.

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


Years of Manufacture: 1844
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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