SOLD FOR: $5925
Model: Frontier Six Shooter, 3rd Generation, “C”-class factory engraved.
Serial Number: SA67713
Year of Manufacture: 1986, (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Action Type: 6-Shot Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “44” in front of the cylinder pin head. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / ” JULY. 2,-72. / ” JAN. 19,75.”. The underside of the frame at the grip frame, the left side of the upper and lower grip frame straps (under the left grip) are marked “SA67713”. The inside rear face of the loading gate is marked “713”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “7713”, the rear face “44-40”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP”, the right rear “*” and the right front is marked “H”. The inside of each grip panel is marked with “CS2653” and “67713” in black marker. The revolver has Colt factory “C”-class extensive foliate scroll engraving. The left of the frontstrap is stamped “COLT ENG”.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-circle blade. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels with smooth diamonds at their centers, fancy carved borders and silver Colt medallions at their tops. The grips have light handling wear with only a few scattered light marks, most notable in the smooth diamond on the left panel. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has minor turn-wear, not through the finish. There are a few scattered minor nicks and scuffs. Otherwise, there is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is very tight with only barely perceptible play on each chamber. The trigger pull is crisp. This revolver has a fixed cylinder bushing but has a “black powder” frame, with the cylinder pin retained by a screw, rather than a sprung cross-bar. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a Colt wood presentation case with a red velvet-lined french-fit interior. There was a lock on the front of the case, but it has been removed. The exterior of the case has some scattered light scuffs and scratches with a visible seam between the two pieces of the lid and a grain-line crack running side-to-side at the right edge of the lid toward the top. The interior has minor wear from the revolver. Overall, the case is in about Good condition. We have contacted Colt and ordered a factory letter. This revolver is confirmed as shipping in its current configuration including “C”-class engraving and fancy walnut grips. If the letter does not arrive before the auction closes, it will be forwarded to the winning bidder.
Our Assessment: Produced in 1986, this is a beautifully engraved Colt Frontier Six Shooter, the same as their iconic Single Action Army, but chambered for Winchester’s popular .44-40 cartridge. It is interesting in that it is a 3rd Generation revolver with a mix of features, having a fixed cylinder bushing paired with a “black powder” frame. Its gorgeous metal finish and “C”-class engraving are set off by its factory deluxe carved and checkered walnut grips. The revolver is in Excellent condition and presents well in its nice case. This is a great firearm to add to any collection in America. Please see our photos and good luck!