Sold For: $4,551
Model: New Frontier “The Duke” John Wayne Commemorative
Serial Number: JFW DUKE 3
Year of Manufacture: 1984, ATF C&R
Caliber: .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading-Gate Cylinder
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “NEW FRONTIER BUNTLINE .22”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19, 75” followed by a Rampant Colt. The underside of the frame is marked “JWF / DUKE 3”. The left-front of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle, the rear is marked “K”. The left of the barrel is marked “JOHN WAYNE” over “The Duke” on banner in silver.
Barrel Length: 4.4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched leaf pinned to the topstrap adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece black plastic grips are adorned with a Rampant Colt logo in oval and American Eagle on each panel. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The colts and eagles are well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and cylinder are blue, the frame is case colored, the grip frame is black alloy.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder lock has very little play on each of the 6 chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a faux-wood cardboard box with serial-matching Colt Custom Shop label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, red “stop-sign” hang-tag, wood Colt “The Duke” display case, John Wayne commemorative plate and a photocopy of a letter signed by Patrick Wayne stating that this revolver came from his personal collection. The cardboard box has light storage wear, a few tears, and fraying at edges and corners, in about Good condition. The display case has minor storage wear, in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The New Frontier .22 is a scaled down version of the famous Colt Single Action Army and its adjustable sighted cousin, the New Frontier Single Action Army. It is the same as the .22 Peacemaker, except with a flat top, a ramped front sight and adjustable rear sight, giving it a slightly more modern appearance. This model was selected for Colt’s “The Duke” John Wayne Commemorative in 1984, a tribute to possibly the most famous Western movie actor of all time. This one is a little more special, though. From the Colt Custom Shop, the revolver is serial numbered “JWF” for John Wayne Family and “DUKE 3” for the Duke’s third child, Patick Wayne. In addition to its Colt Custom Shop box and display case, it comes with a photocopy of a signed letter from Patrick Wayne stating that this revolver came from his personal collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for both Colt collectors and for fans of John Wayne, “The Duke”. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R CAN be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.