Rock Island Auction Company
Back to Catalog
Auction Date: May 5, 2017

Lot 413: London Retailer Cased Factory Engraved Colt Cloverleaf Revolver

Sold for London Retailer Cased Factory Engraved Colt Cloverleaf Revolver
Full Screen
Sold For:
London Retailer Cased Factory Engraved Colt Cloverleaf House Model Revolver
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Item Views 196 Bid Activity Average
Serial #London Retailer Cased Factory Engraved Colt Cloverleaf Revolver ManufacturerColt ModelCloverleaf
TypeRevolver Gauge41 RF Catalog Page141
Barrel3 Inch Round FinishNickel GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1871, the first year of production. Floral scroll and punch dot engraving is featured on the rear sides of the frame, behind the hammer, and on the sides of the spur trigger. British proofs are located on the barrel and on each cylinder chamber. The top of the barrel is marked "COLTS HOUSE PISTOL/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." flanked by Maltese crosses. The barrel is numbered to the gun. The blue velvet lined case has a Ophilus Murcott of London paper label on the inside of the lid.

ConditionVery fine. The revolver retains 80% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina mixed with some minor pitting. The grips are fine with a hairline crack near the top (left panel), some minor handling marks and some high edge wear. The action needs work. The case is very good with minor handling/storage marks and high spot wear on the fine lining. Most of the fine retailer label remains.
Click here to see keyboard shortcuts.
F Enters/exits full screen view for items
Esc Exits full screen view for items
Moves to previous lot, or moves to previous image if full screen view is enabled
Moves to next lot, or moves to next image if full screen view is enabled
Fully zooms the image when full screen view is enabled
Fits the entire image to the screen when full screen view is enabled


Buyer’s Premium: 17.5%

Cash Payment Discount: 2.5%

Participation Requirements: Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval. You will have the option to pay with these payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Cash.

Sales Tax: It varies each auction typically around 94% of auction items are not subject to sales tax. Read more here on sales tax.

We will contact you after the auction to arrange payment and shipping.


Premiere Auction Terms

Terms and conditions regarding Premiere Auctions. Revised : 08/29/2014


SHIPPING CHARGES. All shipping charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm. If Rock Island Auction (RIAC) is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.