SOLD FOR: $4026
LSB#: 220112KS008 & 220112KS009
Model: Frontier Scout Consecutive Pair
Serial Numbers: 5254Q(KS008) 5253Q (KS009)
Year of Manufacture (Both): 1957
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 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 “J”. The back straps are custom engraved “Ken Scheibel” in cursive script.
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 (KS008): The grips are two-piece checkered hard rubber panels with rampant Colt logos at the top. Both panels have minor handling marks along the smooth borders. The checkering on the left panel shows slightly more handling wear yet the checkering is generally sharp on both panels. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition (KS009): The grips are two-piece checkered hard rubber panels with rampant Colt logos at the top. Both panels have minor handling marks along the smooth borders and the right panel has a tiny scratch at the right edge. There are some compressed checkers on the left panel yet the checkering is generally sharp throughout both panels. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish (Both): Blue & Silver Alloy
Finish Originality (Both): Original
Bore Condition (Both): The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp, and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition (KS008): This handgun retains about 97% of its finish. The frame has minor nicks, scuffs, and swirl marks. There is some scattered faint oxidation on the back strap and throughout the cylinder. Pins are unmarred, screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-Plus condition.
Overall Condition (KS009): This handgun retains about 93% of its finish. The frame has light nicks, scuffs, and swirl marks. There are scattered freckles of oxidation on the barrel, scattered oxidation throughout the cylinder, light erosion on the sides of the hammer, and light patches of frost on the side of the frame. There are scattered faint nicks and scratches throughout the frame, also found on the cylinder. Pins are unmarred, screw heads are sharp, 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. Each has a four-click hammer. 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 Colt cardboard box with factory paperwork and a cleaning brush. The boxes show light storage wear and rate in about Fine-Plus condition.
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 1957 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 revolvers were specially engraved with a previous owner’s name on the back strap. 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!