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30 July 2002, 10:48
muzza
Volcanic Cartridges
How many variations to the design were made in the S&W/New Haven Arms Co Volcanic cartridges (1854-1860)?
03 August 2002, 17:44
<mr.t>
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Originally posted by muzza:
How many variations to the design were made in the S&W/New Haven Arms Co Volcanic cartridges (1854-1860)?

The "Gun Report" lists 5 variations
.31 cal cork base $35.00
.31 cal brass and cork base $35.00
.36 cal brass and cork base $150.00
.41 cal cork base $40.00
.41 cal brass and cork base $40.00
The values listed are from Oct.1999 and are low the rounds have been selling for considerably more. I would like to have a sample in my collection, but they are quite illusive. hope this helps you.
03 August 2002, 18:42
muzza
Thanks for that . I don't have any of them , but have always thought they were pretty neat and would fit in with my early and transitional collection. Something to wish for at Christmas perhaps?
04 August 2002, 13:46
Iconoclast
There have been several of the .31 & .41 offered for sale on AA & GB in the past six months. I didn't realize there was a .36 or two types in the other calibers (thanks, Mr. T!). Pricing seems to be in the $50 - $90 range for them at the moment. muzza, there was at least one in Vic Engel's last auction.