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.
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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