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M1842 - right side
20-JUL-2010

M1842 - right side

This U.S. Model 1842 was manufactured under contract to the U.S. Government in 1850 by Henry Aston in Middletown, Connecticut. It was the first percussion pistol issued to U.S. troops -- previous pistols had been flintlocks.

This pistol has proper inspector cartouches on the wood stock behind the lockplate -- JH (John Harris) and WAT (William Anderson Thornton). It also has "JH" (John Harris) proofmarks on the barrel and "H" on other metal components.

Nikon D300
1/45s f/3.8 at 26.0mm iso320 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time20-Jul-2010 14:01:09
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D300
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length26 mm
Exposure Time1/45 sec
Aperturef/3.8
ISO Equivalent320
Exposure Bias-1
White Balance
Metering Modecenter weighted (2)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programprogram (2)
Focus Distance

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