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Burke Gallery Guns 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun

Burke Gallery Guns 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun
Burke Gallery Guns 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun
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SKU:^1854VOLCANIC
Price: $599.95
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Burke Gallery Guns 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun

 

The 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun is a functioning, miniature, re-creation that pays tribute to one of the most interesting and historically-rich line of firearms of the American 19th Century. With origins reaching back to 1848, the birth of the Volcanic Pistol began when Walter Hunt first developed a unique Lever-Action mechanism, as well as a revolutionary type of ammunition, called 'Rocket Ball'. The Volcanic was truly innovative for its time, featuring an under-barrel magazine carrying multiple 'cartridges', and a unique lever-action mechanism that chambered fresh rounds, while automatically cocking the hammer.

Of greater importance however, were the individuals involved in the Volcanic's brief history, as well as the companies they ultimately created...a number of which are in existence to this day. Chronologically, in 1854, Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed the 'Volcanic Repeating Arms Company' in Norwich, Connecticut, with the goal of improving upon the Volcanic's lever-action as well as the Rocket Ball ammunition. In 1855, the company took on an investor named Oliver Winchester, who ultimately took over the company in 1856, and renamed it the 'New Haven Arms Company'. Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson would go on to form legendary Smith & Wesson, while Oliver Winchester would finally rename his company, 'Winchester Repeating Arms' in 1866.

Although accurate factory records are non-existent, only a few thousand Volcanic Pistols and Rifle variants were ever produced...making the acquisition of an original unit, a very expensive proposition. A Marvel of Engineering... Burke Gallery Guns, set out to design the 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun to recreate many of the features and functions found in the original firearms. From the unmistakable profile and beautiful proportions, to the innovative lever-action mechanism, this miniature tribute definitely looks the part! As Burke Gallery Guns are fully shoot-able models, we needed to re-engineer the original firearm's internal mechanism, which would in turn, enable an entirely different loading procedure.

The 1854 Volcanic Pistol Gallery Gun shoots standard, steel 4.5mm BBs and uses #10 Black Powder Percussion Caps as the only propellant. This combination yields velocities of 350-450 feet per second (FPS). This Beautifully designed Miniature Gallery Gun was made using no cast or plastic parts, and CNC machined using Chrome Molly, Brass, Stainless Steel, and Wood. All the internal parts, hammers, triggers, and barrels are heat-treated for strength, and hand-polished prior to finishing. Brass components are polished, and then left in a natural state, and the steel parts are given an authentic black-oxide (gun blue) finish. All of the grips and stocks are CNC machine carved from select Walnut, and given a light polyurethane coating for protection. Finally, all the finished components are carefully hand-fitted and tested, prior to packaging.

 

Manufacturer: Burke Gallery Guns

Model / Generation: 1854 Volcanic Pistol

Mfg UPC: 1854VOLCANIC

Date of Mfg: Current Production

Caliber: Percussion BB

Type of Action: Lever

Barrel Length: 2.5"

Type of Sites: Fixed

Type of Grips: Walnut

Finish: Blued

Material: Brass & Steel

Colors: Blue with Brass

Ammo Capacity: 2 Shot BB

Accessories Included: Box with Accessories

Condition: New

 

Tag Words: Miniature, Gallery Gun, American Icon Series

 

Inventory Number #1854VOLCANIC

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Model: 1854 VOLCANIC
Manufacturer: Burke Gallery
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