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We've had this Colt New Frontier 44-40 now for 4 generations. I've never seen another New Frontier with a Round Stock.
I wonder how many were made? This one has 35/500 stamped into the Heel. Is that #35 of 500?
 

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Best as I can tell, you have the standard grip for the Model 1878 Double Action Revolver, as pictured here from Collectors Firearms.

John Gross



And if your number appears like this, than you have serial number 35500

 

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first off, welcome aboard! that's not a new frontier but an 1878 frontier double action. colt made 51210 of them between 1878 and 1905. based on the serial number, yours was made in 1896. nice gun...
 

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Your Right!

We've called this by that name in the family for so long I've neglected to actually read the inscription on the side.
COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER.

So that was standard, at shows here in the L.A. area I still to see another.

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Mike that look's so cool. That was holster gun, i'd say. Ever shot it?
I purchased Action Cowboy rounds years ago but never used them.
 

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i've shot a box or two a year through it, black hills cowboy .45 lc. i like how it hangs in the hand and it's remarkably accurate for a big bore sixgun that's 122 years old.
 

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Old time cowboys called them "bird's head" Colt's.
 
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