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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a NIB Colt New Frontier .22 when they first appeared in the early '70s, shot it often, and enjoyed it more than any other gun I've owned. Years later it was stolen out of my car. Of all the guns that have come and gone, that little sixgun was the sweetest and the only one I've truly missed. Occasionally I've seen them at various shows, but felt they were out of reach, priced between $500.00 and $600.00.

I had absolutely no intention of buying another gun this past weekend, but while attending a local gun show, spied a nice Colt New Frontier .22 LR and, when the seller dropped the price from $400.00 to $375.00, I took the plunge. Especially since other sellers had NIB convertible versions (.22 LR / .22 mag) for as much as $850.00.

Mine is used, with wear on the ejector rod and right grip panel. But all-in-all I'm very pleased. These are great little pistols.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 08:44 PM
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I would say you came close to a steal, especially at a show. Enjoy!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 09:48 PM
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Glad you were able to find another! I also had one, that is now gone. But over the years there have been many 'copys' and although they aren't as nicely finished, I've found many to be just as accurate and fun to shoot as my old Colt. I've also thought of getting another and have been off-put by the prices. Enjoy your bargain, that little Colt has found a good home! 44 Man

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2016, 10:49 AM
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Sounds like you get the 'Lucky Dog' award!
I had one for years, until my eyes just couldnt accommodate the ramp front sight. So, of course, after I sold it I discovered that my 'computer glasses' give me a good sight picture with handguns.
I loved the case color frame compared to the Frontier Scout. I miss it, though the Ruger SSS I got to replace it has the easily replaceable front sight (I went to the undercut Mk whatever semi-auto target blade).
I sill have a pristine set of the Colt's Staglite (?) grips I will sell, fit my hand far better than the thin original black plastic; if interested PM me.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2016, 11:58 PM
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Do all of you guys have a copy of Don Wilkerson's book on these revolvers?

Amazon has copies starting at around $40, you might find it cheaper elsewhere.

It's an amazing book- and I don't even own a single Colt! ;D
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 09:21 PM
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best buy I ever made: a used 4 3/8 New Frontier fixed sights, laminated grips + mag cylinder + belt holster and bianchi shoulder holster for $50 back in 1973.

Don't shoot it much now but never plan to let go. Its a bit of a trick for me to shoot it well and that short barrel loses quite a bit of power but its fun - I've taken a few rabbits squirrel, and grouse with it.

Foolishly banged up the grip frame a bit - that's when I learned the grip was aluminum not steel.

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