.41RF caliber, 3" barrel, S/N 6868. Nickel finish, fire blued hammer and trigger, varnished figured walnut grips. Single action, spur trigger 4-shot "cloverleaf" cylinder revolver. Top of barrel with two-line roll stamp: COLT'S HOUSE PISTOL / HARTFORD, CT U.S.A. which is flanked by a pair of Maltese crosses. Sighting groove in top of frame marked: PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871. Lower left of frame stamped .41 CAL. Matching serial numbers on the frame of the revolver, bottom of the barrel, face of the cylinder and in period ink inside both grips. Revolver is contained in an English-style varnished oak casing with dark blue lining and compartmentalized interior that contains a JAMES DIXON & SONS marked pewter oil bottle, correct pattern steel cleaning rod with walnut grip, a Colt M1874 pattern L-shaped combination screwdriver and 7 cartridges. The revolver does not bear any British proofs and the case does not completely close with the revolver in it.
Excellent. Revolver retains nearly all of the nickel finish with some minor dulling and thinning and some flaking begging around the edges of the side plate on the left. All markings are clear and crisp. Retains much of the bright fire blue on the hammer, less on the trigger. Mechanically functional, fine bore with some frosting in the grooves. Grips fine with some light handling marks, retaining most of their varnish. Case very good with a fine interior, showing some scattered marks and scars on the exterior and some light to moderate wear on the interior. Accessories all about fine.