SOLD FOR: $5177
LSB#: 220112KS006 & 220112KS007
Model: Frontier Scout Consecutive Pair
Serial Numbers: 12596K (KS006) 12597K (KS007)
Year of Manufacture (Both): 1961
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 “COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT 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 “Y”.
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 (KS006): The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels. Both panels have minor nicks along the lower edges and light draglines. The right panel has a small nick in the middle. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Very Good-Fine condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition (SG23): The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels. Both panels show some minor light draglines. There is a shallow compression on the top of the right panel. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish (Both): Nickel
Finish Originality (Both): Original
Bore Condition (Both): The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp, and there is no erosion. There is some stubborn dried cosmoline.
Overall Condition (KS006): This handgun retains about 97% of its finish. All metal has minor nicks, scuffs, and swirl marks. There is more pronounced wear of this type on the front strap and backstrap, which are also a bit cloudy. 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-Plus condition.
Overall Condition (SG23): This handgun retains about 95% of its finish. All metal has light nicks, scuffs, and swirl marks. There are stubborn grease stains on the top strap and ejector rod housing. 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): Each revolver comes in a brown cardboard box with factory paperwork, a leaning brush, and a brass medallion.
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 1961 and they are 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 god luck!