Colt Model New Frontier .22 LR/Magnum 6″ Single Action Revolver, 1974
SOLD FOR: $1000.05
Model: New Frontier
Serial Number: G88212
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Caliber: .22 LR & .22 WMR
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “NEW FRONTIER .22”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked with the Rampant Colt logo and patent dates. The underside of the frame is marked “G88212”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in a triangle and “U” at the rear. The butt strap has floral scroll engraving. The circumference of the cylinders are marked with their respective caliber three times.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade that is fixed to the barrel, the rear sight is a fully adjustable square notch at the rear of the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip panels are two-piece checkered black plastic. The grip panels are both decorated with the Rampant Colt logo and the Great Seal of the United States. There are some infrequent light marks along the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp. There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grip panels are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Case Colored, & Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some light oxidation on the left side of the top strap and a small patch on the right side of the frame. There are a couple of light dings on the front and back strap. There is some very faint thinning around the muzzle and on the leading edge of the ejector rod housing. Both cylinders have some light nicks and scratches, the LR cylinder has a faint turnline. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder has barely perceptible play on each chamber of both cylinders. The hammer has four clicks. The trigger is crisp. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with the previously mentioned 22 Magnum cylinder.
Our Assessment: On offer here is the adjustable sighted cousin of Colt’s legendary Single Action Army, the New Frontier Single Action Army. While the original SAA revolvers have rugged, fixed sights, the New Frontier has a ramped front sight and adjustable rear sight, giving it a rather contemporary appearance. Still made by Colt and true to the original design, this one was made in 1971. This New Frontier model comes with a .22 LR and Magnum cylinder, giving the shooter options. This example is in Fine-Plus condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. The finish throughout is strong and beautiful showing some minor erosion and thinned areas. This should make a fun little plinker for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!