birdshead grip


Colt Cloverleaf revolver

Designed c.1871 and produced c.1871-76 by Colt’s Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut - serial number 1456.
.41RF four-round cylinder, single action, 38mm long barrel, ejector rod stored in the cylinder axis pin, mother of pearl birdshead grips, brass frame angraved by L.D. Nimschke.

A model notoriously used to assassinate business magnate James “Diamond Jim” Fisk. The Cloverleaf or House model was the first metallic cartridge revolver put in production by Colt that wasn’t a conversion of a previous percussion design, although the Colt M1871/72 Open Top was patented earlier the same year.