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I just bought a beautiful Colt New Frontier.22LR/Mag. S# G46XXX I've always wanted one. It's in like new condition with no wear. I was hoping somebody would have information on the manufacture date and approx. value. I paid $325. I would also like to hear from other members about the pros and cons of this pistol. Thanks.

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 11-28-2003).]
 

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Your example was manufactured in 1972. Though prices may vary considerably, last years Blue Book (23rd Ed.) quotes: 100%= $325; 98%= $275; 95%= $215.

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Hi Patrick,

In this case I don't believe the Blue Book is correct. You will find the blue book values for Colts may be dead on or way off. With Colts, it's what the market will bear. Add in the geography factor, the $325 you spent for one in "in like new condition with no wear" in California is not a bad deal at all. Certainly not a smoking good deal, but not bad. Remember those are not on the so called (Calif) approved list, so finding one from a private party or on consignment makes buying one at all in any condition rather tough.

Recently the Colt single action 22's are becoming quite desirable. Check what the guys are asking on Gunbroker & at the gun shows to see that many have price tags in the mid 400's & above. To net it out, you didn't get hurt on that one at that price.

As far as pros & cons? Well, this one is a shooter. And pretty good at that. Last time in the field was on a motorcycle desert riding trip north east of you in Lassen County. I chose to take this gun so I could do a little plinking and varmiting along the trails. I love it.

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Thank you ws23 for the reply. Your Colt NF appears to be in excellent shape. I only own two Colts. One is the Colt NF and the other is an Official Police which I bought new in 1977 in Redding. Back then I managed a big sporting good store and sold a lot of firearms. The finish of a Colt was second to none.

Thanks again,
Patrick
 
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