.41 caliber, 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 982. Blued finish, brass frame, rosewood grips. Top of barrel marked in three lines: THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB 14, 1854. The mark is lightly struck, slightly off angle and much of the left hand side of the mark does not appear to have ever been struck with the words "THE" and the first part of "VOLCANIC" not present. The word "PATENT" is only partially struck as well. Frame engraved with flowing open foliate sprays with simple geometric boarder lines. Serial number 982 present on inside of frame (under grips), loading lever and in both grip panels. Fixed rear sight, cone front sight. A nice example.
Very good. Retains some original thinning blue, mixed with a lightly oxidized plum patina, brass with a rich patina. All metal appears to have an old coat of oxidized varnish as a protector. Mechanically functional, dirty bore with some pitting, grips very good with scattered bumps and dings.