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My first Colt?!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    I honestly can't remember owning a Colt-brand gun before.
    Anyway, I do now- A Frontier Scout in rather lovely condition-
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    Early production gun (they stopped making these duo-tone guns in 1961) with a comparatively low serial number, all tight and right! I won't say that we stole it, but it was a pretty good price.

    Nope, not modifying this one. Can't wait to shoot it!
     
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  3. Blkhrt13

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    Sweet. I have yet to meet a colt I didn't enjoy shooting.
     
  4. Bones741

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    Sure is a beauty
     
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    Sweet! I'll bet that's fun to shoot.:)
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Nice pick up! Like the duo tone look! Use to have a thing for the later model Colt New Frontier .22 with it's steel, color case hardened frame and adjustable rear sight. Even better with the extra .22 Mag cylinder and with the 4 3/4" barrel.
     
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  7. ArchAngelCD

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    Very nice revolver.
     
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    That's a handsome devil. Pardon my ignorance, but what's the chambering?
     
  9. bannockburn

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    AZAndy

    The Colt Frontier Scout was a .22LR scaled down version of the Single Action Army. Early models featured an aluminum alloy frame while some had a zinc alloy (Zamak), frame.

    In the early 1970s the Scout was redesigned and along with the introduction of the New Frontier Scout with an adjustable rear sight, now featured a steel, color case hardened frame.
     
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    Thank you! Any day I learn something is a good day.
     
  11. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    I was able to look this up- this gun was made in 1958! It's in pretty remarkable condition for it's age.
     
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  12. Walkalong

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    High time you fixed that. Very nice. :)
     
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  13. bannockburn

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    I think that was the first year of production for the Colt Scout. It's in great shape for it's age!
     
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  14. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I decided the FS needed a holster- went with a simple sale inspired by pics of holsters from the 19th Century. It's a single piece of leather, very simple but effective.
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    Nice! I grew up shooting my Dad's Frontier Scout. Many happy memories of up at the cabin shooting tin cans and junked stuff at the dump.

    Great job on the holster, looking very authentic! :thumbup:
     
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  16. Jim K

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    If that is an early Scout, check the bolt (cylinder stop) to see if it is closed at the top.. The early ones had the "nub" of the cylinder stop made by just bending the sides up, leaving the top (the part that goes into the cylinder slot) open. After a little firing, the top closed in and became narrow so the gun was out of time, often so much that the firing pin would not fire the round and when it did the barrel and cylinder were badly out of line. If the cylinder stop is closed at the top or is solid (not stamped), you should be OK.

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  17. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I'd heard that this was mainly a problem with fanning and other abusive practices. I'll be careful with it, keep an eye on it and replace it if I need to.
     
  18. bannockburn

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    Nice holster for your new Colt! Simple and effective!
     
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    That's the kind of holster that everyone should use for the SAA. Protect the gun by covering it up, and you don't need a safety strap or a thong to keep it from falling out.
     
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    That is a nice revolver - and holster. Doesn't look like it was used much. Might have been someone's safe queen for many years.
     
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  22. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    That's kinda' my thought. I'll fix that... :D
     
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