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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - March 2022

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Sale A0322 Lot 825

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COLT, USA
A RARE .41 RIMFIRE SHORT-BARRELLED FOUR-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S HOUSE' or 'CLOVERLEAF', serial no. 2272,
for 1871, with 1 1/2in. octagonal barrel signed 'COLT' on the left hand side, applied nickel crescent fore-sight, solid brass frame with unsigned sighting groove to top-strap (slight traces of silver plating), four-shot fully fluted cylinder with ejector contained within cylinder axis pin, exposed hammer and spur trigger and smooth walnut birdshead grips, traces of blued finish to iron parts

Provenance: Only a tiny percentage of first model 'Cloverleaf' Colts had a 1 1/2in. barrel, and of those produced, only a very small percentage had octagonal as opposed to round barrels



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Estimate £1,000-1,500

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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