October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Manufactured 1854 through 1860 the New Haven Arms Company produced a total of 3370 rifles , carbines and pistols. These innovative firearms were the beginning of the Winchester Repeating firearms dynasty and the first successful cartridge repeating pistols produced in the United States. The #1 Pocket pistol was chambered for the .31 CAL, Volcanic cartridge and had a magazine capacity of six rounds. Lever operated and equipped with a 3 1/2 inch octagon barrel and a frame constructed of a gun metal brass alloy. Two piece walnut grips were standard. The total production of these Pocket Model #1 pistols is estimated at 850. Mounted with a tapered post front sight and a drift adjustable rear sight dovetailed into position just forward of the hammer. This example is serial numbered 332 on the frame under the left grip. Both grips are also numbered 332 as well on their inside flats. CONDITION. Good overall as cleaned. The barrel markings are clear and legible, The blue finish has been enhanced at a more recent time and is now some what plum. The Brass frame has been slightly polished and has numerous small scratches as are to be expected. The two piece Walnut grips are solid and full sized. The right grip has a repair evident only when disassembled. The exterior of the grips have a contemporary finish applied and look very good. The action functions but hammer fails to stay to rear when operated by the lever, however functions properly when manually operated. The bore is very slightly frosted with very strong rifling. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
3 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.31 RF
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
New Haven Arms Volcanic
Model
Pocket Pistol
Serial Number
332
(A) NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC #1 POCKET PISTOL
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,700.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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