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colt new frontier ???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Blane67, May 2, 2009.

  1. Blane67

    Blane67 columbia gorge Active Member

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    anyone familiar with the colt new frontier? having some difficulty with conflicting web info! I understand G prefix means buntline. I recently acquired one, ser# G17xxxx curious about man. date. couldnt find it on proofhouse. it's a .22lr/.22 mag revolver. any info greatly appreciated.
     
  2. toys

    toys PDX Member

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    "G" doent mean buntline. It mean "G". It was originally an "L" but the "L" was confused with "1" so Colt went with the "G". its a alphabet prefix to the s/n. they did have a "GS" NF series that was 22LR only, but the s/n is in the G200000+ and it has the cross bolt safety. you would know if you had one.

    from your s/n, it appears that your NF could be a dually. IE, 22LR and 22Mag. btw, there was also Peacemakers too. but just because you have 2 cylinders doent mean it left the factory that way. the only way to find out is to have the OEM Box w/info or a letter from Colt.

    the barrel length will tell you if its a "buntline". the NF/PM buntlines had a barrel length of 7.5" but again, this is only for the NF/PMs. They also made NF/PM barrel lengths of 4.4, 4.75 & 6"

    since you dont have any other info other then s/n and make. i cant tell you approx DOB for you NF.

    btw, all of the info i stated is from Wilkersons book. if youre going to collect more of these Colt SAAs 22LRs, then i would suggest obtaining a copy of Wilkersons book. it has a wealth of information with regards to types, makes, oddies and approx number of them made for each variation.
     
  3. Blane67

    Blane67 columbia gorge Active Member

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    thanx much for the info, i'll have to check out wilkersons book