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    Frontier Six-Shooter .44-40

    I need to verify when a Colt revolver was made. I have a blued steel, Colt .44-40, with a 5 1/2 inch barrel. The SN# is 254095. On the left side of the barrel in block capital letters are COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER .44-40. My research shows the Colt SAA and Bisley revolvers with that serial number to be made in 1904. Does anyone know if that serial number list also included the Frontier .44-40. The gun is in very good condition, with no alterations, except that the front sight blade is gone. What is an approximate value of this revolver ? Thank you for any information.

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    Yes the Serial Number Range was inclusive for the Frontier Six Shooters. PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    The SN# is 254095.

    On the left side of the barrel in block capital letters are COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER .44-40.
    A 44-40 1st Generation Single Action in that serial number range should not have the ".44-40" after "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER"; it should be marked "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" only. The marking "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER .44-40" wasn't introduced until later in production. It sounds like the barrel has been replaced.

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    Another Frontier Six Shooter question

    I traded for a Frontier Six Shooter but have some qustions, if any would be good enough to offer an answer. First what I think I know;

    Ser 162XXX 1895?

    Ser numbers match on butt, trigger guard and frame. Also last 3 digits on
    loading gate.

    Left barrel: COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER

    Right barrel: COLT'S MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.

    Grips are NOT original, but 2nd Gen.

    Has spring loaded ejector rod.

    Has two line, three date patient info below left side of cyl.

    Most of the blueing remains with some very small old rust spots on the cyl and trigger guard and a little on the barrel.

    Other then the colt on the grips, I can't find another one, circled or not. I also cannot find any referance to caliber, either on the barrel or frame. Would someone give some direction regarding the whereabouts of the 44-40? Also suggestion regarding finding original grips?

    Thanks Much.

    Note: I will consider paying for a Colt Letter and uploading a photo....after CHRISTmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infidel View Post
    Right barrel: COLT'S MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.
    Is COLT'S MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. actually marked on the right side of the barrel, just above the ejector rod housing? If so, the barrel has been replaced by a Colt barrel produced about 1951.

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    Yes, that's the location. Damn, now I'm wondering about the cyl!

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    Infidel, start a separate thread on your Colt and post high resolution, in focus pictures and we will probably be able to provide you with a complete assessment of your Single Action's configuration and originality.

    The cylinder was probably replaced at the same time the barrel was replaced.
    Last edited by Old-Colts; 12-16-2010 at 11:48 AM.

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    Junior Member Infidel is on a distinguished road

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    Will re-post with photo(s) shortly. Even if both the barrel and cylinder are replacements, I still love the old gal. Having traded a 9mm XD Springfield, I'm happy.

    Thanks for your assistance and Merry CHRISTmas.


 

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