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RARE VOLCANIC FACTORY ENGRAVED
POCKET PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 17 WITH
ONE ROUND OF AMMUNITION

A pocket size Volcanic pistol with a 3 3/4" octagon barrel. Originally designed by Horace Smith and Daniel
Wesson, Oliver Winchester became associated with the company in the 1850s. The great Winchester lever
action design traces its ancestry directly to this model. It was manufactured by Winchester’s New Haven Arms
Company which was formed in 1857. It was this company that produced the famed Henry rifle. The company
name was changed to The Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1866. The brass frame and sideplates are
factory engraved in the usual style of flowing foliate arabesque patterns with a light dash and dot border. All
engraving is still sharp. The rest of the metal except for the hammer is blued and now has a smooth blue
brown patina. The hammer was case colored however little or no color is now visible, just a pleasing brown
patina. It has two piece rosewood grips. They retain a good amount of original varnish however there is a
chunk missing from the right grip – see photo. Accompanying the pistol is a very rare Volcanic .30 caliber
cartridge. It has no brass case – the powder is just adhered to the rear of the bullet The bore is excellent –
shiny with strong rifling. The brass follower and magazine spring appear to be replacements. The barrel
writing is fairly readable under magnification. It says: NEW HAVEN CONN/PATENT FEB 14 1854. An
extremely rare and famous pistol important to the history of Winchester sold with an even rarer
cartridge.                                                                                                                Price upon request.