Colt New Frontier in .45 Long Colt with a 5.5" barrel
A very accurate and smooth six shot, single action revolver which makes a great choice for target shooting or plinking.
The basis for the New Frontier was first produced in the late 1800s with there being a growing interest in target shooting with handguns, not only in the United States, but also in Great Britain and Europe. To meet that need Colt began to offer the 1873 Single Action Army with adjustable target sights.
The Colt Flat Top Target, as the then-new sixgun was called, featured a flat topstrap instead of the traditional rounded topstrap with the grooved rear sight. Dovetailed into the topstrap was an adjustable rear sight, somewhat crude by today’s standards, but adjustable nonetheless. The Colt Flat Top Target single-action was manufactured from 1890 to 1898 and, during that time, a little more than 900 revolvers were produced.
Colt dropped the production of single-action revolvers at the beginning of World War II, so it could concentrate on the production of military arms. By about 1956, however, Colt decided that the time was right to resume manufacturing the Single Action Army with the idea that a target-sighted single-action wouldn’t be far behind.
The New Frontier was introduced in 1961, and the name “New Frontier” took advantage of the slogan made popular by President John F. Kennedy. From the outset, the Colt New Frontier was to single-actions what the Colt Python was to double-action revolvers, the Cadillac of handguns. The target-sighted single-action came with a smooth action, attractive finish, high-visibility adjustable sights, and smooth walnut stocks with the Colt logo in silver or gold.
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