October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Chambered for the Volcanic #1 cartridge (.31Cal) The six inch barreled variation is found very infrequently. A total production of 225 Target models were produced from 1857 through 1862. Of this limited production , engraved example are considered rare. Total production of the new Haven Volcanic pistols is estimated at 3300. These are first successful repeating cartridge pistols manufactured in the United States and were the beginning of the Winchester evolution. Barrel is marked "NEW HAVEN CONN PATENT FEB 14 1854" Gun metal brass frame wonderfully factory engraved with wide scrolls and a feathered border around ejection port and hammer. With iron ring lever and two piece carved bone grips with a spectacular Mexican Snake and Eagle motif . Serial numbered 1376 on frame under left grip. A magazine capacity of 8 rounds with the ability to have additional cartridges in the chamber as well as the lifter assembly for a total of 10 cartridges. CONDITION. Very Good. The pistol appears all original and authentic with exception of the period added grips. The gunmetal brass frame has turned a pleasant mustard patina. The barrel turned an even dove grey patina. All marking are clear and legible. The bore is very good with light pitting and with strong rifling. The two piece carved grips are outstanding and are certainly a carvers masterpiece. The frame and barrel have expected period wear with small scratches and a series of small dings in the butt The hammer fails to stay back when operated by the lever but functions properly when manually cocked. TDW
Barrel Length
.31 RF
FFL Status
New Haven Arms Volcanic
#1 Target
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,800.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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