Colt New Frontier .22 LR / Magnum 4.4″ L-Series SA Revolver MFD 1974 W/ Box
SOLD FOR: $1359.56
Model: New Frontier
Serial Number: L19791
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
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 “L19791”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in a triangle and “2” at the rear. The butt strap has floral scroll engraving. The circumference of the cylinder is marked “.22 L.R.” three times. The additional cylinder is marked similarly with “.22 MAG.”.
Barrel Length: 4.4”
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 pinned to the rear of the top strap. The front sight has an orange rectangle painted on.
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. The grips show only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp and there is good detail in the eagles and colts. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Case Colored, & Black Alloy Grip 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 96% of its metal finish. There are a few patches of faint surface erosion. There are a few tiny nicks on the sides of the trigger guard. The action shows minor operational wear. There is some light erosion on the installed cylinder, the additional magnum cylinder is clean with only a few light scratches. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder has light play on each chamber. 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 in its original serial matching box with the previously mentioned cylinder and a colt tool.
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. This example is an “L” prefix New Frontier, only made from March-September of 1974, sporting the less common 4.4” barrel and hard rubber grips. This New Frontier model comes with a .22 LR cylinder, perfect for plinking or taking care of pests in the yard, as well as a .22 Magnum cylinder. This example is in Fine condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. The finish throughout is strong and beautiful showing some evidence of limited and responsible use. This should make a fun little plinker for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!