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We are currently watching for a 22 cal single action revolver. It was mentioned in an earlier post, regarding the later revolvers (new frontier, frontier scout, peacemaker, etc) that some of these guns had an alloy frame. The post also sounded like these alloy frames may be weaker to scratches and physical damage. Can anyone tell me what these frames are made of? And how I can the difference? Also, which guns have these frames?

I would probably search for steel, and I would like to know which ones have that... and how I can tell.

Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
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Q and F serial numbered Frontier Scouts have aluminum alloy frames. K (bright nickel) and P ("Midnight Blue") serial numbered Scouts have Zamak frames (Zamak is a zinc alloy, but it is NOT "pot metal"). G serial numbered revolvers (Peacemaker and New Frontier) have steel frames which are case colored.
There are no issues with "weakness" of any of the alloy framed revolvers. After all, these guns were only chambered in .22 LR and .22 Magnum.
Judging by the number of questions you are asking about the Colt .22 caliber single action revolvers, you would benefit greatly from buying a copy of "Colt Scouts, Peacemakers and New Frontiers in .22 Caliber" by Don Wilkerson. The book is still in print and available from Carol Wilkerson at Carol K Wilkerson It is only $40 which includes shipping.

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I recently bought a brand new, unsold Peacemaker New Frontier with both cylinders.
Nice little gun!
 
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