A rare .41 'Volcanic' lever-action carbine by New Haven Arms Company (circa 1857-60)

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Lot 803S58
A rare .41 'Volcanic' lever-action carbine by New Haven Arms Company (circa 1857-60)

Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 11,108) inc. premium
A rare .41 'Volcanic' lever-action carbine by New Haven Arms Company (circa 1857-60)
Brass receiver, the left side-plate possibly replacement, with some foliate-scrollwork engraving, retaining some silver-plate finish, the lower tang stamped "44", the rear lower tang screw numbered "59", the figured replacement stock with brass crescent butt-plate with some finish engraved en suite, the barrel engraved New Haven Conn. Patent Feb. 14 ... (indistinct), with full-length integral magazine-tube, muzzle sleeve, brass fixed blade foresight and adjustable rear-sight
16½in. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature
    R.L. Wilson, Winchester Engraving, 1989, 2nd ed. See p. 10 for similar engraving style on a Volcanic carbine.

    G. Madis, The Winchester Book, 1985.
    p. 25: Relatively few carbines were produced...Serial numbers of New Haven arms begin at number one and extend to over 3200.

    For a similar example sold in these Rooms, Antique Arms & Armour, 11 May 2016, lot 191
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A rare .41 'Volcanic' lever-action carbine by New Haven Arms Company (circa 1857-60)
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S58 Section 58 obsolete calibre

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