Colt New Frontier .22 revolver
Tidty Condition Colt New frontier .22 with 7.5" barrel.
The Colt Peacemaker .22 and New Frontier .22 were introduced in 1970 to replace the earlier Frontier Scout .22 revolvers. They are also related to the centerfire Colt Single Action Army and SAA New Frontier.
The .22 rimfire caliber New Frontier are single action six-shooters. They were built on approximately 7/8 scale, color case hardened steel frames. LR cylinders were fluted, Barrel lengths were 4 3/8 inches, 6 inches, and 7 1/2 inches.
The New Frontier .22 is built on a flat top frame like the larger SAA New Frontier. The fully adjustable sights are a great improvement over the Peacemaker.
The New Frontier has a frame mounted firing pin and a one-piece aluminum alloy grip frame. Operationally, they are traditional Colt single action revolvers and should be loaded and handled as such.
These guns are properly carried with the hammer down on an empty chamber. They should never be carried fully loaded with six cartridges, even with the hammer in the so-called "safe" (1/4 cock) position.
The New Frontier .22's were produced continuously from 1970 until 1977. Production of the New Frontier .22 resumed in 1982 and ran for several more years. These 2nd generation guns incorporated a superfluous cross-bolt safety. This was a response to the Age of Frivolous Litigation that had by then engulfed the firearms industry.
The .22 New Frontier's excellent adjustable sights are a big asset. And it would be hard to argue with the assertion that the Colt New Frontier .22's are the prettiest single action .22 revolvers around.