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RARE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 728. Cal. 41. Very rare volcanic pistol with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs, pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed in the top flat of the frame. Top flat of the barrel has the 3-line “The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co.” address. Mounted with varnished, very nicely figured, smooth walnut grips that are matching numbered to the pistol. SN is found on the left side of buttstrap, under the wood, right side of lever and inside each grip. No further dis-assembly was under taken to check for additional matching numbers. While volcanic arms navy sized pistols are occasionally encountered, they are quite rare with only about 1500 produced with 8″ bbls in the period 1855-1857 and those that are found usually show hard use and worn finish. To find one in near new condition is a great rarity. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube, and loading sleeve all retain about 99% crisp orig brown with only faint sharp edge wear. Loading sleeve retaining ring front sight base is blue. Frame and sideplates retain sharp and crisp edges with only a couple of very fine scratches and shows a crisp, even dark mustard patina. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever silver case colors turning brown. Right grip has a chipped heel with a bruise on the left grip and both show light wear with a few small nicks in the finish and overall retain about all of their crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-49410 JR300 (37,500-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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