AN EXTREMELY RARE .41 RIMFIRE FOUR-SHOT POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S HOUSE PISTOL WITH 1 1/2in. OCTAGONAL BARREL',
or 'Cloverleaf', serial no. 2306 for 1871, with 1/2in. blued 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), blued four-shot cylinder with ejector contained withing cylinder axis pin, blued hammer and spur trigger and smooth walnut birdshead grips
Other Notes: Only a tiny percentage of first model 'Cloverleaf' Colts had a 1 1/2in. barrel, and of those produced, only a tiny percentage had octagonal as opposed to round barrels
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament