Finally: Colt Frontier arrived

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dbluefish, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. dbluefish

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    16001121313415092721138339239261.jpg 0914201331.jpg 0914201322a.jpg 0914201322b.jpg 0914201322c.jpg 0914201323.jpg 0914201324.jpg 0914201324a.jpg 0914201338.jpg Picked it up today. Serial# says 1971 but frame under grips has 1975 stamped? Blueing is decent as is the case color with trace of rust(for now used some Rem oil but will get Breakaway). Action seems tight. Not as tight as my new Cobra but this is 49 years old. When hammer is in #2 position when I turn the cylinder, on the 6th opening it is slightly sticky(?). Holding it makes me yearn for some horses and saloons.

    Anyway I surfaced cleaned it and ran patches in cylinder and barrel. Next once I have my ammo(coming weds)will be range. Enjoy.
     
  2. MacAR

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    Nice gun! I almost bought the exact same gun a few months ago, but let the good folks here at THR talk me into a Single Six. Now, if you haven't already, you need a good holster. I bought one for my SS at Azula, and really like it. You might also look into Simply Rugged; they're quite well made. I have one for my SAA. Enjoy your new gun, and let us know how it shoots!

    Mac
     
  3. bannockburn

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    dbluefish

    Yep she's a real good looker, that's for sure!
     
  4. UncleEd

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    Just a reminder, the name New Frontier was adopted from
    President. Kennedy's slogan and was Colt's way. of
    showing its appreciation of him. He received one of the
    first centerfire models off the production line.
     
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  5. Oldschool shooter

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    Nice looking pistol! Update us once you get the chance to try it out at the range.
     
  6. ThomasT

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    I had one just like it in the late 1980s and sold it to buy something else. I sure wish I had it back. I paid $125 for it and thought getting $200 for it was a big deal. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb. :fire::mad::(
     
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  7. Armybrat

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    Cool Colt!
    I like those earlier ones more than my mid 1980s version that was just finished in all blue.

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  8. wiscoaster

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    Yes, I have one, too. I couldn't resist buying it because it was so pretty. ;)


    And it shoots pretty damn good, too. So you should have lots of fun at the range drilling collections of closely-spaced small holes in your paper targets.
     
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  9. Monac

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    I did not know Colt was still making those in the 1980's, so I learned something new today. Thanks!
     
  10. Jesse Heywood

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    Sounds like it needs taken apart, cleaned and lubed. Before y'all go to the range put a few drops of oil in around the trigger and a couple in around the hand.
     
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    Nice!
     
  12. BWS

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    Fine looking revolver there dblue.
     
  13. Oregontrail

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    Really like those wood grips wiscoater! Nice!
     
  14. Oregontrail

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    Here is another.. Buntline model 7.5” barrel, great shooter too!! Congrats on yours, your going to love it! 657CED20-973C-4768-9D72-00202FA14EDA.jpeg
     
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  15. Gordon
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    If you look closely at this one you put pictures up of you will see the frame is different than the cased frame of others pictured. It has a die cast frame and the edges are rounded ect. Also Colt off shored parts for these the were not made in Hartford altho partially assemble there. I hope theferriswheel is listening, he would know. Hard to find info on that
     
  16. dbluefish

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    Are you referring to my New Frontier or the one Armybrat posted? Mine does not seem to have die cast or rounded edges. Am I wrong?

    paul
     
  17. Armybrat

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    He is talking about mine, and I believe he is correct. It is not nearly as nice as my brother’s earlier .22 Peacemaker.
     
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  18. dbluefish

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    Thanks. I looked at mine and was perplexed, lol. Got to stop taking my guns so seriously. They are tools not collectibles!
     
  19. bannockburn

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    Awesome Colt New Frontier! Sweet photo of it too!
     
  20. Gordon
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    Some, like your new one IS a collectable
     
  21. Oregontrail

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    Thanks !!
     
  22. 22-rimfire

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    I like the New Frontier 22's for shooting. Have several. Enjoy the gun! But generally I favor double action 22 revolvers.
     
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