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Old 02-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Today my father found a piece of a handgun in our back garden. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify it/tell me if it is real or fake.

It is a .22 caliber (short) 6 shot double action revolver with a swing out cylinder. It has markings on the left hand side of the frame, with the word "frontier" inscribed just below the cylinder. The barrel, grip and right hand side of the casing are missing. Despite a badly corroded appearance, the trigger/hammer mechanism is still somewhat operational, although the swing out cylinder is jammed in an outward position so that it does not spin.

Googling some of these properties returned the Colt frontier revolver range, but I couldn't find any pictures which matched what I am looking at. They all had longer cyclinders, which I assume is because they load the long variant of the .22 round.

I'm not experienced with guns (I am a UK resident!) so I don't know it might be a blatant fake but hopefully someone will be able to tell me.

Thanks in advance for any info!



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Googling some of these properties returned the Colt frontier revolver
Colt New Frontiers are single actions with a loading gate on the right side.
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I am from UK also. You have come to the right place nothing these guys dont know about weapons. Welcome aboard.

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Hi all,

Today my father found a piece of a handgun in our back garden. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify it/tell me if it is real or fake.

It is a .22 caliber (short) 6 shot double action revolver with a swing out cylinder. It has markings on the left hand side of the frame, with the word "frontier" inscribed just below the cylinder. The barrel, grip and right hand side of the casing are missing. Despite a badly corroded appearance, the trigger/hammer mechanism is still somewhat operational, although the swing out cylinder is jammed in an outward position so that it does not spin.

Googling some of these properties returned the Colt frontier revolver range, but I couldn't find any pictures which matched what I am looking at. They all had longer cyclinders, which I assume is because they load the long variant of the .22 round.

I'm not experienced with guns (I am a UK resident!) so I don't know it might be a blatant fake but hopefully someone will be able to tell me.

Thanks in advance for any info!
My only suggestion is to try to locate some type of seriel number or rollmark to help in the ID. Just a bit of curiousity on my part, are you now obligated to turn that gun in? Any reason it would have been buried there, is it a WWII era relic?
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There wern,t any .22 service revolvers issued to 2nd world troops this side of the pond that I am aware of. Any Chance you could post a photo or two. I am in North West England if you are close would have look at it for you.

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I'll bet it was a kid's toy from the late 1960's

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I would put a bullet into it and shoot it well try to atleast!


aaron,

You have posted 5 posts and three show you are ignorant of firearms knowledge or are meant to disrupt the forum and could be considered dangerous if accepted as a knowledgeable response. Please stop posting such responses. If meant to be funny please make sure they reflect such. I personally don't find them humorous as the questions asked are serious questions.
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You have posted 5 posts and three show you are ignorant of firearms knowledge or are meant to disrupt the forum and could be considered dangerous if accepted as a knowledgeable response. Please stop posting such responses. If meant to be funny please make sure they reflect such. I personally don't find them humorous as the questions asked are serious questions.
Well said Dz is that guy for real


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