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1006
$37,375.00

EXTRAORDINARY CASED NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH EXTREMELY RARE 6″ BARREL.

SN 1053. Cal. 31. 6″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Case colored hammer. Blue lever. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. Bbl shows 1-line address that reads “New Haven Conn. Patent Feb. 14. 1854”. Assembly no. “151” is stamped on rnd portion of bbl, and on rear face of loading collar. SN is stamped on bottom left side of grip frame and on top inside of each grip. No other SN marks were observed. Case is mahogany with red felt lining and partitions. Case is very good. Top is slightly warped with an age crack. Felt lining is somewhat faded. Partitions are intact. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 95% of the nitre blue finish, with some flaking on left side, and bottom of collar. Right side of collar has a slight stain with a few scratch marks. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is bright and appears unfired. Receiver is a deep mottled mustard-brown patina with a few light scratches around lever screw. There are a few minuscule tap marks above the right sideplate. Rear sight retains nearly all the fire-blue Fire pin also retains most of the fire-blue finish. Bolt face shows no sign of being fired. Hammer shows nearly all of case color finish with some scratches on either side. Checkering is sharp. Receiver screws are not molested. Trigger is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color. Trigger spring retains nearly all the fire-blue finish. Elevator shows nearly all of fire-blue finish on either side of firing pin and on bottom surface. Lever shows generous traces of nitre blue in protected areas on inside of bow and at hinge. Grips retains most all of varnished finish with some light handling marks and high point wear, especially on right side. An opportunity for an advanced collector to purchase an extremely rare New Haven Arms Company No. 1 lever action pistol with a scarce 6″ bbl in a period case, one of only approx 225 made. 51096-2 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1006

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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