Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3262: Short Barreled Colt House Model Cloverleaf Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Scarce and Desirable Short Barreled Colt House Model Cloverleaf Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Scarce and Desirable Short Barreled Colt House Model Cloverleaf Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Cloverleaf
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 1 3/8 inch round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 278
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 150
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1878 this is an example of a short barrel version of the "Cloverleaf" revolver. German silver blade front and frame groove rear sights, with "COLT" on the left side of the barrel and the serial number on the underside, with the ejector pin slotting into a notch on the underside of the muzzle. "PAT.SEP.19.1871" is stamped on the inside of the top strap groove. Fitted with a checkered hammer, spur trigger, and a pair of birds head grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, the barrel and cylinder retain 30% of the original blue finish, with areas of gray patina along with scattered spotting and handling marks. Some traces of the original silver are present on the frame, which shows an attractive antique patina overall. The grips are very good, with a few mild dents. Mechanically excellent.



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