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If all the Colt New Frontier frames are the same size and I think the 38 special barrel would work for the 357mag cartridge, wouldnt all I have to do is get a 357mag cylinder from any other Colt SAA or NF?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Corrado Vasquez:
If all the Colt New Frontier frames are the same size and I think the 38 special barrel would work for the 357mag cartridge, wouldnt all I have to do is get a 357mag cylinder from any other Colt SAA or NF?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Even if the dimensions permit an easy parts swap, it's best to check this out with Colt. S&W uses a different heat treat process for their magnum frames and cylinders, as a cost saving, and Colt probably does the same. The heat treatment process makes the strength difference for the increased pressure of the magnum. In this age of never ending efforts to cut manufacturing costs, the only way to be sure is to ask. Better safe than sorry.
 
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