New Frontier on the way!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Bob Wright, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    I was notified that I was the winning bidder on Gun Broker for a Colt New Frontier, 7 1/2", .45 Colt caliber. I've been on the lookout forsuch a revolver, even had friends scouring the folks in their area. I had two on Gun Groker slip away when I was outbid at the last minute. Well, one was out bid, the second my maximum bid was not even Reserve met. I had sort of thought that this would happen today, but I got it somewhat below my maximum bid. Should have it early next week.

    Whoop-de-doo!

    I'm quite pleased.

    Bob Wright
     
  2. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Good deal Bob. Be sure to post pics when you get it.

    Jim.............
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Since the reserve was not met did the seller agree to sell it to you? By auction rules the seller does not have to accept your bid and could just re list it.
     
  4. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    That one was re-listed.

    For that I am thankful, as my bid was about $500 more than I paid for the one I did buy!

    Bob Wright
     
  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats Bob!


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  6. Bob Wright

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    Here it is!

    This arrived last Saturday, alas! too late to go to the range.

    Colt New Frontier, .45 Colt, 7 1/1" barrel:

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    This my GunBroker find, of which I am very pleased!

    Bob Wright
     
  7. Highpower

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    Very, very nice Bob. Congratulations on the find. :cool:

    I've been mulling over picking up a 5-1/2" Colt SAA in .45 LC, and you seem like the person to ask about this.....

    How are the NEW Colts compared to the older specimens in terms of the quality of the action? I'd like to get a new gun vs. a well worn one, but if the older guns have a better feel to them I would go that route.

    What say you? Not worried about cost - just function (#1) and appearance (#2).

    Thanks.
     
  8. Bob Wright

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    The current production Colt SAAs are the best of the best. Those of a few years back were well made, but had terrible actions and required a trigger job from the git-go. Not so with current guns. My new New Frontier .44 Special came with a very good trigger, and fit and finish was better. Fit was always good, but the rollmarks on those older guns looked sloppy. New guns are neat and crisp.

    Function and finish are superb.

    Bob Wright
     
  9. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Nice find Bob, looks to be in great shape.


    Jim.........
     
  10. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Thank you Sir! :)
     
  11. Bob Wright

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    Newest New Frontier, on the range!

    Finally got to the range this morning with my newest Colt. Trigger pull on thsi gun is very heavy, but is crisp and breaks clean.

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    This group after intitial sighting in.

    Bob Wright