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Old 10-20-2019, 07:39 PM
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I recently traded for a Colt >22 longrifle, 4 3/4 inch barrel. zit is in real nice condition. It has a steel frame. Serial number puts it in 1974 manufacture. The steel frame is blued, not casehardened. I don't think it has been refinished. What is it?
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:07 PM
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It's just what you said it was. A Colt New Frontier 22 lr/ Does It have adjustable rear sights? It should. Does it have an extra 22 WMR cylinder.? It could have. They were available in different barrel lengths. I really don't understand your question???? What is it ??????
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:05 PM
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I was not clear. The question is: Is the blued frame odd. When I look it up, they all seem to be either alloy or color casehardened. When I open the loading gate, there is a little device that must be manually pushed into the frame. It must be a hammer block. Not a cross bolt safety.
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The Colt Frontier Scout .22's had alloy frames.

The Colt .22 Peacemaker .22''s had steel frames.

The Colt .22 New Frontier .22's had steel frames.



The Scout & the Peacemaker use the groove atop the revolver's top strap as a rear sight.

The New Frontier's have an adjustable rear sight, and a front sight that's different than the fixed sight revolvers.

The blued frame is normal.


You should be able to determine what you have from the above info.


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Old 10-21-2019, 08:44 AM
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An excellent book is Colt Scouts, Peacemakers and New Frontiers in .22 caliber by Don Wilkerson. The different models can be differentiated by the letter code in the serial number. Q series, F series etc. and will tell what features were available in that series. There are more than 40 variations according to Wilkerson.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:50 PM
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Thanks. Mine is a G series.
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I recently traded for a Colt >22 longrifle, 4 3/4 inch barrel. zit is in real nice condition. It has a steel frame. Serial number puts it in 1974 manufacture. The steel frame is blued, not casehardened. I don't think it has been refinished. What is it?
Chances are what you have is a BLUED NF.

The older? NF/PM had a CC - Case Colored frame just like the big brothers. But from what i understand the recipe for good CC got lost. In any case the CC started to suck.

So what colt did was to just blue the guns. I bet if you look at the frame/receive, you maybe able to see the machining marks. They maybe semicircular in shape? All of the Blued PM/NF i had all had machining marks on the receiver. The blue was also a dull finish and not a bright/royal blue as you may see on some of the older colts.

As mentioned by jerryray, if you want to learn more on what you have or if you want to buy more of them i would get the book.

also, they made the blued in both PM and NF and the various barrel lengths.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:21 AM
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The receiver does indeed have significant machining marks inside the frame where the cylinder fits. One cannot see them when the gun is assembled. I do not think of this kind of work to be the sign of high quality. The action is smooth, the cylinder lock up is very tight, and the accuracy is much better than I can hold. It seems as if they got the important stuff right. Shooting this single action after a steady diet of polymer semiautomatic is gratifying.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:32 AM
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im looking for a peacemaker in a passive sort of way , i have a couple gun dealers that get out and about keeping an eye open for me , i have a fondness for the groove rear sight of the 1873 and do not want the adjustable rear of the new frontier but i get the desire of those that might shoot them for competition ,

i have a brace of frontier scouts , i could be happy with just those if i never find the peacemaker i want , that said - im old , i want what i want so i continue to look ,
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