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SN 73. Cal. 31. Blue & silver finish with standard 3-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight, with fixed rear sight in the top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl has the New Haven address and Feb. 14, 1854 patent date. Frame is silver plated gun metal (bronze) with very rarely seen elaborate floral scroll engraving consisting of shaded foliate arabesque patterns which cover about 80% of the frame, around the hammer slot and down the back strap. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. SN is on the left side of the butt strap, grips are not numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there was approximately 1000 No. 1 pistols produced in all configurations. We have never encountered a more elaborate style of engraving on any other No. 1 Volcanic. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl & magazine retain traces of orig blue in protected areas with balance gray, light staining and pitting. Receiver, sideplates, front & back straps retain about 10-20% orig silver with light edge wear; hammer and lever exhibit traces of case colors in protected areas with balance dark gray. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with light ivory patina and small hairline cracks at escutcheons on either side. Mechanically gun functions with exception of a breech block locking when cocked, bore has well defined rifling. 50506-28 (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4006

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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