Gun Report

Colt New Frontier 22 LR/22 WMR

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B
The Colt has the pleasing lines of the gun that won the West, but with a lighter tariff and smaller frame. The Colt showed excellent fit and finish throughout.

Colt New Frontier 22 LR/22 WMR

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This Colt has a safety block incorporated into a few revolvers. The odd sliding block safety (arrow) was fitted to a handful of later Colts.
The case hardened receiver and black plastic grips give the Colt a period look that many shooters appreciate. But the revolver has many modern features. The frame size and the mid-length barrel all made for a very pleasant handgun to handle and fire.
This long barrel Colt was not extensively tested, but it is also a very nice revolver that is worth owning and using. The Colt New Frontier was introduced in 1970 and discontinued in 1977, although there was a short run a few years later. The Ruger was modified to accept a spare cylinder in 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire after the 22 Magnum was introduced, a step followed by Colt.

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