Object Title

Rimfire four-shot revolver - Colt House Model, Cloverleaf Cylinder

Rimfire four-shot revolver - Colt House Model, Cloverleaf Cylinder

Date

1873

Object Number

XII.3718

Provenance

Transferred via Amnesty 1946 from C.O.D. Weedon, collected 1948. (Amnesty 1946 list no. 165)

Physical Description

Nickle plated overall with a two piece polished walnut grip, The trigger is of spur type. Stamped onthe barrel is COLT'S HOUSE PISTOL HARTFORD CT. U.S.A

Dimensions

BarrelLength76mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5043

Calibre

.41 in short

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proofs

Associations

Places USA

Notes

About 10,000 of this model were made between 1871 and 1876, the cloverleaf being both early and in the majority.