A Classic Colt is Back

By Jim Wilson  

I am so pleased to report that Colt has brought back its New Frontier single-action revolver. As most of you know, this is its classic single-action with a ramp front sight and an adjustable rear sight. Though the sixgun was announced some time back, this is the first time that I've had a chance to handle and examine one. 
Currently, the New Frontier is offered in .44 Spl. and .45 Colt. Barrel lengths are 5 ½ inches and 7 ½ inches, with the popular 4 3/4-inch tube coming soon. The rear adjustable sight is an Elliason and the front sight is that bold ramp that handgunners have always associated with the New Frontier. Stocks are smooth walnut with a gold Colt medallion. The real eye catcher, however, is the beautiful colors in the case-colored frame of this revolver. The 7 1/2-inch gun that I examined had a very smooth, well-timed action, as well.
Stay tuned, because I'll be testing the .44 Spl. and .45 Colt for a feature in American Rifleman in the very near future.

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4 Responses to A Classic Colt is Back

Lee Nielson wrote:
December 05, 2013

Where do I purchase this gun ?

Mason M. Dickerson wrote:
October 08, 2012

Of the two runs made in producing the Colt New Frontier no one mentioned here or in the NRA American Rifleman that the New Frontier was made in .22LR with the .22mag extra cylinder. I have one. It has the black plastic grips. It is the old model, no safety bar and all the clicks when you cock it. Love that pistol. Mason Dickerson

Catlow J. Talon wrote:
January 28, 2012

Never happen Bill. That frame won't handle the presure of the .44mag. I waiting for the Anaconda to come back!

bill hall wrote:
January 27, 2012

I hope they make one iin 44 Rem Mag