Colt Frontier Scout Convertible .22 LR & Magnum Revolver & Box, 1965 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1525
Model: Frontier Scout .22
Serial Number: 29505K
Year of Manufacture: 1965 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle in one cylinder, .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) in the other.
Action Type: Single Action Revolver, Six Shot Fixed Cylinders With Loading Gate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT .22 CAL.”, the top is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left of the frame has a rampant colt logo, the bottom is marked with the serial number in front of the grip frame. The left of the trigger guard is marked “U”. There is decorative engraving on the butt. One cylinder is marked “.22 L.R.” three times around the outside, the other is marked “22 MAG.” in the same locations..
Barrel Length: 4 3/4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch in the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels. The grips have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, mostly at the bottom. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered minor nicks, scuffs and swirls. There is a more notable nick on the left recoil shield. There are a few spots of minor oxidation on the grip frame with some more notable oxidation on the .22 LR cylinder. The action shows minor operational wear with minor turn-lines on each cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with very little play on each chamber. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a two-piece cardboard Colt box fit for the revolver and extra cylinder and with a manual. The box has moderate storage wear with fraying and tears on the lid portion.
Our Assessment: The Frontier Scout is a scaled down version of it’s predecessors/grandfathers, the SAA and Frontier Six Shooter. Made by colt and true to the original design, this one was made in 1965 and comes with cylinders chambered for the ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle cartridge as well as the more powerful .22 Magnum. It is a “K” model, having a slightly heavier Zamac frame when compared with the original Frontier Scout’s aluminum alloy frame as well as a desirable nickel finish. This example is in Very Good-Fine condition with light wear in its finish, some minor oxidation and comes with its original box. This should make a fun little plinker for the lucky winner or a great addition to a Colt collection. Please see our photos and good luck!