SOLD FOR: $1825
Model: New Frontier Single Action Army
Serial Number: 06172NF
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (Colt Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Special and .44/40 Winchester
Action Type: Side Gate Loaded Single Action Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT NEW FRONTIER S.A.A. .44 SPECIAL”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19, 75” followed by the Rampant Colt. The underside of the frame is marked with the serial number, “06172NF”. The front of the .44 Special cylinder is serial-matching, marked “6172”. The rear face of the .44/40 Winchester cylinder is marked “44-40”. The left side of the grip frame, under the panel, is marked twice with “06172NF”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2″
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched leaf pinned to the topstrap adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with inset gold Rampant Colt medallions. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There is good detail in the colt medallions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and cylinder, trigger assembly, and grip frame are blued and the frame is case colored.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The finish is quite strong throughout. The right side of the frame has a few light nicks. The .44 Special cylinder has a faint turn-line, through the finish only in the lead-in grooves. The .44/40 Winchester cylinder is free of any notable wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. Each cylinder locks with very little play on each of their 6 chambers. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver comes in a faux-wood cardboard Colt box with serial-matching label and the secondary cylinder as described above.
Our Assessment: On offer here is the sighted cousin of Colt’s Single Action Army, the New Frontier Single Action Army. It has a ramped front sight and adjustable rear sight, giving it a rather contemporary appearance. This one retains 98% of its original metal finish and has a very nice case colored frame. It comes with its original box, manual, and a secondary .44/40 Winchester cylinder (and not for nothing, it also includes a yellow “Stop Sign” hang tag). This model has a 7 1/2″ barrel giving it a stupendous sight radius for target shooting making for a very accurate revolver. As a collector item, you can’t beat the look and feel of a Colt. Do not hesitate to place a generous bid on this handsome revolver—you will not regret it. Good luck and happy budding!