October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Cal 31. Usual configuration with 3-3/4" octagon barrel that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight. Fixed rear sight is in a dovetail in top flat of frame. Top flat of barrel has a 2-line New Haven address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. According to The Book Of Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis about 3370 total pistols and carbines ere produced by New Haven Arms in the period 1857-1860. This design was descended from the earlier Smith & Wesson lever action pistols and the cartridge from the still earlier Hunt Rocket Ball Cartridge. Oliver Winchester had purchased the Volcanic Arms Co. and continued production until 1860. The design then evolved into the Model 1860 Henry rifle, the first truly successful lever action repeating cartridge rifle, and from there, in 1866 became the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. CONDITION: Very good. Serial number was observed on the frame and grips and both sideplates. Barrel is a deep coffee brown patina and appears to have been refinished many years ago with light surface pitting. Frame and side plates retain sharp edges with a few small nicks on the top side flat and shows a medium to dark mustard patina. Magazine spring is correct and functional, follower lever has been modified by shaving down both sides to reduce its width and firing pi is present but loose. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of pitting. Grips are sound with some scattered scrape marks on sides and bottom edges showing moderate wear and retain most of an old finish. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
3 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.36 RF
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
New Haven/Volcanic
Model
No 1 Pocket
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
691
(A)SCARCE NEW HAVEN/VOLCANIC NO 1 POCKET LEVER ACTION PISTOL
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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