Antique ASA WATERS US Model 1836 .54 Caliber Smoothbore FLINTLOCK Pistol
STANDARD ISSUE of the MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR!
Here we present an antique A.H. Waters U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol, made in 1837. There were actually two manufacturers of these guns: Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. Combined, the production totals 41,000 guns. This was the last U.S. martial pistol to use the flintlock system, and many consider this the best of all U.S. flint guns due to its craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. The gun is historically significant as this was the primary issue pistol during the Mexican American War (1846-1848), and was even significantly used during the American Civil War (1861-1865), especially in the percussion converted format.
The lock plate is roll-stamped with an eagle head above “A. WATERS/MILBURY. MS./1837” in three lines. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: “U.S./JCS/P” in three lines. Two cartouches with oval borders are partially legible on the left stock flat reading “WAT” and “JH” for Sub-Ordnance Inspector and Final Inspector Captain William A. Thornton and Joseph Hannis. Many of these were lost to attrition during the various conflicts listed above, and many were converted to percussion for use by the North & South during the Civil War. Here is a true survivor in its original flintlock state.
The overall condition is very good. The action is strong. The bore is in good shape. The stock in in great condition. A very nice, attic condition Model 1836 made in 1837!
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Barrel is 8-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .54 Flintlock
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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