SOLD FOR: $1030
Model: New Frontier “The Duke” John Wayne Commemorative
Serial Number: G207499
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup), 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 .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 “G207499”. 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, though there is a small forging/casting flaw at the front grip frame screw in front of the trigger guard. Otherwise, there are 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 an assortment of factory paperwork not including manual, red “stop-sign” hang-tag, wood Colt “The Duke” display case, and John Wayne commemorative plate.
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 is a fantastic opportunity for both Colt collectors and for fans of John Wayne, “The Duke”. Please see our photos and good luck!