Volcanic

Pistol
Date of appearance: 1855 — 1857
Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Weight: g
Barrel: 6 Inch Octagon
Gauge: 41 Volcanic
Finish: Blue


The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. manufactured an estimated 1,200 Navy Pistols with 6 inch barrel between 1855 and 1857. The top barrel flat is marked with the three line Volcanic Repeating Arms Company address. The serial number is marked on the right side of the lever, and the matching number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip panel over a stamped out "1000". The marking was probably a factory error because the over stamp on the "1000" is the zero turned sideways and the corrected number is stamped with the same die. The inside of the grip panels are un-numbered. This pistol has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral magazine, and lever with round finger hole. The barrel/magazine had a blue finish. The hammer and lever were casehardened. The pistol has a brass pinched front sight on the barrel and a dovetail mounted fixed rear sight on the receiver. Fitted with smooth varnished walnut grips.

Volcanic
source: rockislandauction.com
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