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Lot 2013: Volcanic Repeating Arms Lever Action Navy Pistol

Auction Date: February 4, 2021

Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Lever Action Navy Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $11,000

Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Lever Action Navy Pistol

Manufacturer: Volcanic
Model: Lever
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 Volcanic
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 95
Class: Antique
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

This is a solid example of one of approximately 1,500 lever action Navy pistols with an eight inch barrel manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., circa 1856. This pistol was manufactured before Oliver Winchester acquired the majority of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. stock and reorganized it as the New Haven Arms Co. in 1857. The pistol had a blue octagon barrel with an integral magazine. The frame, side plates and grip straps are brass. The barrel is fitted with a brass post front sight with a fixed iron notch rear sight dovetailed to the top rear of the frame. The top of the barrel is marked "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB 14. 1854." The grips could not be removed, but "1701" is stamped on the lever.

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