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Lot 42: Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Pistol-Carbine

Auction Date: June 10, 2021

Very Scarce and Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Pistol-Carbine with Attachable Stock and Madis Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Very Scarce and Desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Lever Action Pistol-Carbine with Attachable Stock and Madis Letter

Manufacturer: Volcanic
Model: Lever
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 Volcanic
Barrel: 16 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
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.

Description:

Total production of pistol-carbines is estimated to be approximately 300 or less guns. They were originally advertised as "Detached Breech Rifle Carbines." This example is marked "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB.14.1854" on the top barrel flat, has a pinched front sight and period elevation adjustable notch rear sight. Both grip panels and lever are numbered to the gun. A star is stamped on the bottom of each grip panel. The attachable stock is walnut and fitted with a brass buttplate. This firearm was examined by George Madis who found it to be "original and correct" as stated in the accompanying Madis letter.

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