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Single action .22, Single 6 Or Colt New Frontier (Scout)?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Carbon_15, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    South Carolina
    Not considering price, which is the better revolver. Looks, feel, accuracy, function, action etc. I'm going to be getting one of the 2 in the next week as a range plinker and I just cant decide.
    the dscision will problybe between a new Single 6 and a new New Frontier, but I'm also considering an 60-70's era Scout.

  2. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    I think the Colt New Frontier 22's are the best .22LR single action revolvers ever made. I have one, as well as a Colt Peacemaker 22 (which is identical to the New Frontier 22 except it has fixed sights). Both the New Frontier and the Peacemaker 22 are roughly 7/8 sized and built on steel frames. The are light, comfortable in the handle and quick pointing. Young people and women seem to love them, though I like them, too, despite my large hands.

    The Colt Scout 22's are similar, but are built on aluminum frames. While the New Frontier and Peacemaker 22's are case hardened and blued, the Scouts are painted. They look and feel sort of cheap to me.

    I also have a Single Six (the 50th Anniversary convertible model that came out in 2003). I don't really care for it. It feels much bulkier and heavier than my Colts. It is much slower handling. It's also nowhere near as smooth, but that may be in large part due to the fact that my Colts were both bought used and had been worn in, while the Ruger was bought new and probably has less than a box of ammo through it.

    I'm always looking for good New Frontier 22's at reasonable prices. They tend to be cheaper than the Peacemaker 22's, and have much better sights than either the Peacemakers or Scouts. I paid $350 about two years ago for the one I have, and it was in excellent condition with both cylinders but without the box.
  3. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Participating Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I agree!! I bought one new back in 1975 for $105, and that was with a leather holster and several boxs of different ammo. It was the converable model, the case colors and blueing were very nice, and the gun was more accurate than I'll ever be.

    Sold it a few years later to buy some mototcycle parks. Boy... would I like to be able to have a "do over" on that decision.


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