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Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

Object Name: Percussion pistol
Date: 1849
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Medium: Wood, steel, iron, brass.
Dimensions: Overall: 14 in. ( 35.6 cm ) Part (barrel): 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Middletown
Description: Wood, steel, iron, and brass percussion pistol; brass furniture; swivel-type steel ramrod with button head; bladed brass front sight; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate, barrel tang, and backstrap; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; stamped cartouches on left side of stock.
Credit Line: Gift of Garrett H. Winter
Object Number: 1943.370
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Marks: stamped: center lockplate: "US/HASTON"; tail of lockplate: "MIDDTN/CONN/1849" stamped: barrel tang: "1849" stamped: backstrap: "7K0/1" stamped: barrel breech: "US/JH/P" (barrel proofs) stamped: left stock: "JH" (possibly LH); and: "W..." both inspector cartouches are in foliate

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This pistol belonged to John Jacob Winters, the donor's grandfather.