SUPERB AND RARE VOLCANIC REPEATING ARMS COMPANY LEVER ACTION NAVY PISTOL WITH 6″ BARREL.
SN 662. Cal. 41. 6″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver, case color hammer, blue lever. Bbl shows 3-line address that reads “The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Patent New Haven Conn Feb. 14. 1854”. Rear face of loading collar shows assembly no. “47”. Front face of bbl also shows assembly no. “47”. SN is stamped on left inside of grip frame, on inside of sideplates, on side of each toggle, on left side of elevator, left side of firing pin, and at top inside of each grip. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl shows almost all orig blue, very slight fading near address. Front face of collar near “T”-latch shows some light aging as does muzzle of bbl. Bore is slightly pitted toward muzzle with some evidence of being fired. Bbl shows some light high point wear with a sharp mark. Receiver is a deep rich mustard-brown patina and minuscule handling marks. Right sideplate is very slightly battered at top edge. Ejector port shows a few small dents. Hammer face is slightly battered. Rear-sight retains most all fire-blue. Elevator has traces of fire-blue around bolt. Bottom of elevator also shows generous traces of fire-blue finish. Hammer retains nearly all the case color on left side. Right side is somewhat dull and lightly scratched. Checkering is sharp. Hammer screw is slightly marred. Lever retains half of its bright blue finish with balance turning a smooth silver-gray patina. Trigger shows traces of case color. Trigger spring retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Grips retain nearly all of piano varnish finish with only some slight scratch marks and a little high point wear on bottom of each grip. An opportunity for the advanced collector to obtain an outstanding example of an extremely rare Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Navy size lever action pistol in a condition that would be difficult to improve upon. 51096-4 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1002
Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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