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Revised: 3/24/2017 

Please Note: There is a typographical error. The Serial Number is 135, NOT 135S.


SN 135S. Cal. 41. Standard carbine with 16-5/8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, nickel silver front sight and a replacement fixed rear sight in the top flat dovetail. Top flat of the bbl has faint standard New Haven markings and 1854 patent date. Rnd part of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly #21 with matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Loading sleeve screw is a replacement. Lever is also a replacement. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has straight grip and crescent brass buttplate. Left side lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly # 135 which number is also found inside top tang of buttplate and top tang area of buttstock, under the buttplate. Buttstock has a cleaned burn mark on the left side. The New Haven Arms Co. evolved from Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. which had been acquired by Oliver Winchester from Smith & Wesson in 1855. The New Haven Arms Co., in the period 1857-1860 produced about 1,000 Volcanic carbines in 3 bbl lengths. The Volcanic cartridge was not well received with the buying public due to its lack of stopping power and other problems. Fortunately the design of the Volcanic pistols & carbines evolved into the more famous Model 1860 Henry rifle, made famous during the Civil War. The Volcanic line of arms was the basis for the subsequent line of Winchester Repeating Firearms still being produced today. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being an overall smooth, dark gray/brown patina with scattered light pitting on bbl & magazine tube along with small nicks & dings. Receiver and side plates show light edge wear with nicks & dings in top edges of side plates and overall shows a dark mustard patina. The replacement lever is a gray metal patina. Lever screw is replaced with a pin. Stock is sound with the aforementioned burn spot and light nicks & scratches in the varnish and overall retains about 95% orig finish. Carrier will not fully retract when lever is closed, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 51137-6 JRL (4,000-8,000) – Lot 1007

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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