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    New Frontier

    I recently acquired a brand new never fired Colt New Frontier. According to the four digit serial number it is a second generation produced at the Colt custom shop in 1974 where it's had been until 1997 when it was sent to a distributor who had it until 2007 when it went to a small gun store called First Stop Guns in South Dakota.There this beautiful flawless New Frontier with the exception of the front sight sat until I purchased it in March of 2019. It was noted in the online ad that it was a factory error. According to all the research I did the only factory error was that the gun was all blue instead of the frame being case color. However the front sight was ever so slightly canted to the left. It is currently at Peacemaker Specialists to be fine-tuned in addition to the front sight work. Also I am having a set of two piece ebony grips put on it as I really did not care for the hard rubber original Colt eagle logo grips. They looked good but we're not very pleasant in my hands. Waiting to get it back so I can drool on it. I guess everyone was scared off from it for all these years because it said factory error.....
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    I forgot to mention but of course it is in 45 Colt caliber and has the five and a half inch barrel. The slightly shorter barrel with the ejector knob even with end of the barrel maybe quicker on the draw but I do not think it is nearly as good looking. I'm not Wyatt Earp anyway.
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    Interesting timeline for sure! Do you have any documentation listing it as a factory error with the full blue? I'd be interested to see that. Also, the NF's of those years, especially the one's in full blue, all came with wood grip panels and not the plastic ones....at least from the many I've looked at. I wonder if that was part of the "get it out of the shop after all these years" plan or if they were replaced at some point?

    Post up pictures when you can please!
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    You should send for a factory letter and request both the build date and shipping date. Sounds like an interesting 2nd Generation New Frontier. FYI -- First Stop Guns is a gunshop in Rapid City SD and they are still around. Bought a few guns from them over the years.
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    Where's the pics? Without pics it does not exist!

    Here is my 2nd gen, also from 1974. 5 1/2" bbl, 45 Colt.
    P6220005.JPG P6220006.JPG
    I also have three other New Frontiers - all 3rd gens in 45 with 5 1/2" barrels.
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    Can you share the serial number, or at least, a partial number? Serials of New Frontiers can be confusing sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtSAA3G View Post
    Where's the pics? Without pics it does not exist!

    Here is my 2nd gen, also from 1974. 5 1/2" bbl, 45 Colt.
    P6220005.JPG P6220006.JPG
    I also have three other New Frontiers - all 3rd gens in 45 with 5 1/2" barrels.
    Pretty scarce gun you have there. Less than 520 2nd Generation New Frontiers chambered in .45 Colt with 5 1/2" barrels were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt75 View Post
    Pretty scarce gun you have there. Less than 520 2nd Generation New Frontiers chambered in .45 Colt with 5 1/2" barrels were made.
    Here is an even scarcer one. 3rd gen from 1979, 5 1/2" 45, made using left over 2nd gen barrel and frame with 3rd gen cylinder and lock work. According to Wilkerson there are only about 55 to 70 of these.
    004c.JPG 005c.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtSAA3G View Post
    Here is an even scarcer one. 3rd gen from 1979, 5 1/2" 45, made using left over 2nd gen barrel and frame with 3rd gen cylinder and lock work. According to Wilkerson there are only about 55 to 70 of these.
    004c.JPG 005c.JPG
    what kind of base pin do you have in your gun? Looks really odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallascowboy View Post
    what kind of base pin do you have in your gun? Looks really odd
    It is a Keith #5 style pin from Belt Mountain. The factory pin tends to shoot loose.


 
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