Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 15: "30 Bullet Holder" for Volcanic or New Haven Arms Pistols

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

"30 Bullet Holder" for Volcanic or New Haven Arms Pistols

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
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Catalog Page: 14
Class: Other

Offered here is reportedly a one-of-a-kind "30 Bullet Holder" for either a Volcanic Repeating Pistol of a New Haven Arms Repeating Pistol. The design appears to allow for rapid loading of .31 Volcanic cartridges via a sliding door that, when opened, would drop the cartridges down the pistol's magazine tube. It is constructed of six pewter tubes soldered together with one end closed off and the other acting as the aforementioned door. This may be the product of an ingenuitive period craftsman looking for a way to speed the reloading process of his own pistol.

Rating Definition:

Very good. Some oxidation present, mostly at the solder joints. The overall construction is strong with some areas of the joints less filled than others. The door is jammed shut and appears to have been repaired long ago. This would make a great addition to any Volcanic or New Haven Arms pistol collection! Provenance: Dr. Gerald Klaz collection.

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