Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1229: Retailer Inscribed Colt Etched Panel New House Model Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

London Retailer Inscribed and Cased Colt Etched Panel New House Model Spur Trigger Revolver with Pearl Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

London Retailer Inscribed and Cased Colt Etched Panel New House Model Spur Trigger Revolver with Pearl Grips

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New House
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 CF
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 315
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1881, this is one of only approximately 4,000 New House Model revolvers produced. The top of the barrel has the two-line address, and the "COLT NEW 41" etched panel is on the left. There are British proofs on the barrel and cylinder. It has standard features apart from being fitted with a pair of desirable smooth pearl grips. The serial number is on the left of the grip frame, bottom of the barrel, and the partial serial number is on the rear face of the cylinder. The back strap is hand engraved "E.M. REILLY & Co 16. NEW OXFORD St LONDON." Includes a leather case with corresponding E.M. Reilly & Co. interior label, oiler, screwdriver, cleaning rod, and four .41 CF cartridges.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% plus of the "frosted" retailer applied replated nickel with a few scattered patches of light flaking revealing a balance of mostly smooth grey patina. The grips are very good with a couple minor chips absent from corners and otherwise minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with reattached lid.



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