SOLD FOR: $1051.68
Model: Maine Sesquicentennial Commemorative Frontier Scout
Serial Number: 864MES, 864 of 3,000
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Side Loading Gate Revolver
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “1820 – MAINE SESQUICENTENNIAL – 1970”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. FA. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The right of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT .22 L.R.”. The left of the frame is marked with a rampant colt in circle. The bottom of the frame, forward of the grip frame, is marked “864MES”. The left of the trigger guard is marked “2”. The butt of the grip frame has scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round 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 faux-pearl plastic panels with gold colored Colt medallions. The grips only a few scattered minor marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Gold & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The cylinder pin screw head is lightly tool marked with a strong slot, the other screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a wood Colt Maine Sesquicentennial presentation case with a Colt-branded gold finished lobster. The lobster has some finish loss on its back.
Our Assessment: Made by Colt in 1970 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Maine, this is a limited edition Colt Frontier Scout revolver. The gun is in about Excellent condition with only some light handling marks in its beautiful gold and silver finish. The revolver comes with a wood Colt presentation case and gold-finished Maine lobster. Formerly a province of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Maine seceded and became a state in 1820. Since then it has become famous for its lobsters as well as a favorite vacation destination for many Americans. This would be a great find for a Maine resident. A limited edition gun like this, with only 3,000 made, would also interest the Colt collector in general, especially in this high condition. Please see our photos and good luck!