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Colt New Frontier: Anybody else have one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunNut, Nov 14, 2006.

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  1. GunNut

    GunNut Member

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    Recently I traded into a 3rd Gen Colt New Frontier in .44 special with an additional .44-40 cylinder. This gun has a 7.5" barrel and is in the factory box.

    I'll have to say, I was considering selling or trading it on something more modern, but i'm really starting to bond with this gun.

    I loaded up some 240gr SWC bullets for it and finally shot it the other day. It was so much fun and different than shooting my Glocks or other modern semi-autos.

    Steve

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  2. Wil Terry

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    FEELS GOOD TO SHOOT A REAL GUN NOW, DOESN'T IT ???!!!

    Sorta makes all those shellshuckin' sumbiscuits pale into insignificance.
     
  3. GunNut

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    Yes, it does feel good to shoot something differnt and something with some history to it.

    It will never replace modern guns as a carry gun, but yes it does diminish their hierarchy in my gun collection.

    steve
     
  4. Mossyrock

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    I was wondering where that New Frontier would wind up...... :scrutiny: I almost bought it myself, but I just couldn't justify it. Let me know when you want to part company with it....I might be able to talk myself into it by then! :D
     
  5. GunNut

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    I actually ended up stealing it.

    Steve
     
  6. Jim March

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    For some reason the New Frontiers don't command the prices of the SAA. Which is bizarre because it's basically the same gun, just different sights.
     
  7. GunNut

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    Jim,

    I know it is strange, but i guess it is not original enough for some people.

    I really like the idea of having the adjustable sights.

    I didn't do too bad though, it only cost me a LNIB Glock 17.:neener:

    Steve
     
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    Nice. The sights make it a better gun than the Model P SAA, but the SAA gets a higher price because it is remeniscent of the old west, when you just didn't see adjutable sights on a handgun.
     
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    I have a 1974 2nd generation one in .44spl 7.5" that of course looks just like yours. I like New Frontiers BETTER than SAAs personally. You can get the sights right on for a number of loads, at any distance. I had a Gold Cup I removed the Ellison sight off of to put in a Wilson, DFerriswheel was kind enought to inform me that the Ellison sight interchanges with the Accro and give an upgraded sight picture!:D Less traditional , but MORE accurate!
    The New Frontier is plenty strong to launch 300 grain cast bullets at 900 fps or 250 Kieths at 1100fps.I have mine sighted at 50 yards with a 250 grain Kieth (Lyman .429421) at 900 FPS,using 7.5 grains of Unique .I have an old Lawerence #120 Holster for it, but don't carry it much any more as I don't want ruin the beautifl case colors and Royal bluing!
     
  10. GunNut

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    Gordon,

    Your 2nd generation gun is probably worth a fair amount, in my research I found that only 250 2nd gens were made in .44special.

    Right now i'm lobbing my 250gr Keith SWC's at around 800fps or so. I'm trying to use powder that i have instead of buying any more.

    I doubt mine will ever see much of a holster either, the bluing and case hardening are just too pretty.

    Steve
     
  11. Colt46

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    Fantastic hand gun you got there

    Why all the SAA clone makers don't make limited runs of adjustable sighted revlovers is beyond me. They would sell all they make for sure.
     
  12. ACP230

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    I was tempted by one in .45 Colt several years ago.
    It didn't last long enough at the local gun emporium for me to make up my mind and/or raise cash.
    I only regret not buying it when I come across a thread like this.
     
  13. Jody Johnson

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    Congrats on the NF...

    I've got a 5-1/2" 44 SPL, and I'm quite fond of it. Frankly, I think the NF is a "class act" and most are reasonably priced.

    You, however, got a heckuva deal, so double congrats!!

    For me, the good sights are a boon to "old eyes" and, it's still a Colt single action-is, and always will be, purist's views aside ( but certainly respected, nonetheless! ).

    I also shoot...and have a great deal of respect for...Ruger's Blackhawk. Great sights as well, and a lot of fun to shoot...
     
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