SOLD FOR: $4525.01
LSB#: 220112KS011 & 220112KS012
Model: Frontier Scout ‘62 Consecutive Pair
Serial Numbers: 6771P (KS011) 6772P (KS012)
Year of Manufacture (Both): 1962
Caliber (Both): .22 LR
Action Type (Both): Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolvers
Markings (Same on both aside from respective SN): The left side of the barrel is marked “FRONTIER SCOUT ‘62.22 L.R.”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT.FA.MFG CO.HARTFORD CT.U.S.A.” The left side of the frame is marked with a rampant colt logo. The bottom front of the frame is marked with the serial number. The butt strap has floral engraving. The front of the ejector rod handle is marked “COLT”. The right trigger guard bow is marked with the “VP” in a triangle proof. The left rear of the trigger guard is marked “U”.
Barrel Length (Both): 4 3/4”
Sights/Optics (Both): The front sight is a steel quarter-round blade set into the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch integral to the top strap.
Stock Configuration and Condition (Both): The grips are two-piece faux horn synthetic panels. The panels have a thin layer of dried cosmoline which will come off with proper cleaning. Otherwise, there is no significant wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish (Both): Blue Barrel & Cylinder, Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality (Both): Original
Bore Condition (Both): The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp, and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition (KS011): This handgun retains about 97% of its finish. There are areas of stubborn dried cosmoline, notably in the crevices and on the barrel. There are a few freckles of finish loss on the right side of the frame where the ejector rod passes through. There is thinning on the loading gate and on certain edges of the frame. The cylinder has a faint turn-line. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-Plus condition.
Overall Condition (KS012): This handgun retains about 94% of its finish. There are areas of stubborn dried cosmoline, notably on the barrel and in crevices. There are some light scratches on the frame, the most notable being on the recoil shield. There are a few freckles of finish loss on the right side of the frame where the ejector rod passes through. There is light thinning around the muzzle. The cylinder has a turn-line through the finish along with the same type of wear found elsewhere. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics (Both): The actions function correctly. The cylinders lock with light play at each stop. We did not fire these revolvers. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories (Both): These revolvers come in a matched pair box. The box shows some spill stains on the top with other scattered finish wear. There are no rips or tears.
Our Assessment: The Frontier Scout is a scaled down version of its predecessors/grandfathers, the SAA and Frontier Six Shooter. Still made by Colt and true to the original design, this pair was made in 1962 and are the ‘62 model, chambered in the ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle. These examples are in Fine and Fine-Plus condition respectively with light handling and operational wear, a great bore and strong mechanics. These should make a fun little dual-wielding plinkers if you’re into that sort of thing. They also may find interest with the Colt collectors. Prospective Cowboy Action Shooters would do well to place a bid for these! Please see our photos and good luck!