Smith & Wesson No. 1 Pistol 'Volcanic' .31 Cal

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Smith & Wesson No. 1 Pistol 'Volcanic' .31 Cal
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SN: 105 Antique small frame lever action repeating pistol chambered in .31 RF, manufactured in Norwich, CT circa 1854-1855. Approximately only 1,200 of the No. 1 Pistol were produced (that accounts for 66% of the total S&W Volcanic production). These scarce pistols are highly desired for many reasons, a few of which are they were the first Smith & Wesson and the immediate predecessor to the Henry/Winchester rifle. Features a 4” part octagon barrel, full-length front loading tube magazine, brass pinched post front sight, pinched post rear sight with ‘v’ notch, floral scroll engraved iron frame, checkered hammer spur, smooth trigger, round finger lever, and bag shaped grip with two-piece varnished Rosewood grips. Serial number 105 is observed on the left side of the frame under the grip and on the back of both grip panels. Other markings: Barrel - “CAST-STEEL”, “SMITH & WESSON/NORWICH, CT.” and “PATENT/FEB. 14.1854”. And Frame - “E C” and “E”. Pistol retains few traces of original finish with the majority of the metal surfaces bearing an aged grey patina with scattered rust tones. Action is mechanically sound other that the lifter needs assistance lowering once it reaches it top position, the bore shows good rifling with only moderate pitting, the markings are clear and the matching wood grips are very good. Condition is NRA Very Good ***Antique Firearm***