7.25" long, about 4" tall; materials are wood and metal. Has a small inscription that says, "PAT.SEP.19.1871." and another one on the barrel that says, "Colt's House Pistol Hartford CT. U.S.A." with cross symbols on each side of the inscription. At the butt of the hilt it has the numbers 6657.
I inherited it from my Uncle. Everything else is unknown.
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The presented object appears to be a Colt Cloverleaf House Pistol with 41 caliber rimfire. This pistol was made out of steel, brass, and wood and is hallmarked with "Colt's House Pistol Hartford CT. U.S.A." and "PAT.SEP.19.1871."
This piece is in medium to good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 800 to 1.600 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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