Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JCooperfan1911, Oct 25, 2021.
Are they made well? What's the going rate for a new one?
I would like to get a real Colt too! interesting to hear what’s people review on it compare to a clone
I didn't pay anything out of pocket for it (rewards points and birthday/holiday monies saved up over time). I believe it was about $1,300. I found it NIB on GunBroker. I'll dig up the thread on it and post it below.
First thing I did with it is print out the "This is a collector's firearm" page from the owners manual and shot it with the first six rounds.
It seems well built...I inspected it using a checklist I made that someone here (or another gun forum...can't remember which) posted on what to look for and check for revolvers.
Here are a couple links from when I got mine:
I don't have time for safe queens that are zip-tied to keep the action from operating.
NICE! you shot the paperwork! love it
what do New Frontier run? I’m not impressed with Uberti. I bought a rifle and a SA 1873, took it apart and they are rough inside with burrs and metal shavings
Hmm. While i don't have a Colt SAA, I do have an Uberti/Taylor's 1873 "Old Randall". Action is as smooth or smoother than Colt SAA'a I've handled and no "shavings" anywhere. Perhaps you got a hold of the exception, not the rule. My Pietta 1873 "Gunfighter" is the same way. Not arguing here, just my observation.
I read that Taylor gets the extra treatment and cream of the Uberti crop. I got the Stoger …. oooh well, I like taking guns apart
I handled a Pietta and it was VERY GOOD and tight. Zero cylinder drag marks and $100 cheaper than Uberti
And he can buy my .44 special almost as new in NRA presentation box for $1400 if he wants. It shot like a rifle and is beautifully finished from the 70 s in Royal Blue. The adjustable sights are wonderful for actually zeroing and provide a hugely better sight picture.
Not at all interested in the modern looking New Frontier. If I wanted that I’d just buy a Ruger LOL man that .357 variant of the SAA is gorgeous.
How does the action hold up to .357s long term? Tough choice between it and the traditional .45.
I would carry that all day long!
Look like you already made up your mind and won’t be satisfied till you get a Colt in .45! Just buy it! we are not getting any younger
Well made and actually available.
My opinion, they are what an SAA would like to be.
Perhaps only a FA97 is a finer shooting choice,
Thou the FA is more utilitarian.
These are my Colt New Frontiers, all in either .44 Special or .45 Colt. I bought thise some time back and they ran between $1100 dnd $1400. Probably more than that now, but still just under the SAA that everybody seems to prefer. As for me, I think the New Frontier is the Peacemaker perfected.
very nice collection!
I’m going to get a Pietta 1873 next, cowboy the living daylights out of it and try to fix it.
Not going to Lie, once I get my Colt, I’m going to wear it OWB and shoot it with care, and carry a wiping rage. No Slip Hammering or spinning. I’ll probably shoot the “Colt Collector” paper too. Could be a new trend
Little known facts on the New Frontier is it was Colts premier SAA ( as it is inscribed on the barrell) as the Python was their premier DA revolver. And the Gold Cup's vaunted Ellison sight can be fitted on them instead of the Accro . The triggers and over all action are usually lighter on Frontiers with their slightly thicker top straps. But tyros want what they saw in movies.
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