Colt California Bicentennial Frontier Gold Scout .22 LR Revolver C&R

SOLD FOR: $755.00

WOA#: WY240325BG028

Make: Colt

Model: California Bicentennial 1769-1969 Frontier Scout, Run of 5000.

Serial#: 10CBI of 5000

Year of Manufacture: 1969, C&R

Caliber: .22 LR,

Action Type: Single-Action Revolver with a 6-Round Side-Loaded Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “1769- California Bicentennial -1969”. The left side of the frame features the Rampant Colt logo. The bottom of the frame is marked with the serial number “10CBI”. The butt-strap has floral scroll engraving. The grip panels each have a gold colored Colt medallion. The right side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT .22 L.R.”  The front of the ejector rod handle is marked “COLT”.

Barrel Length: 6”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a quarter circle blade fixed by the muzzle. The rear sight is square-notch integral to the top-strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are soft red wood with Gold Colt medallions. There are no chips or cracks.  Overall, the grip panels are in excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Gold

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with well defined rifling. There is no erosion in the bore . In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The markings remain clear. The screwheads retain strong slots and are serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in excellent condition as C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks with light play on each chamber. The single-action trigger is crisp. The hammer has four clicks (the quarter notch (which serves as the safety), half-cock, when the cylinder lock lug engages the cylinder and the fully-cocked trigger). We did not fire this revolver. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories:  This pistol comes with its factory display box with California emboldened on the lid, and Colt key to the box. Also a Golden colored paperweight to commemorate the goldrush in the shape of California. Please see our photos.

Our Assessment: The Colt California Bicentennial Frontier Scout .22 LR, offers remarkable versatility and appeal for collectors and shooters alike. A Golden revolver issued in 1969 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of California, this special edition revolver is adorned with commemorative embellishments that reflect its historical significance; combined with the revolver’s decorative features, makes the Colt California Bicentennial Frontier Scout a coveted piece for both firearm collectors and enthusiasts of American historical memorabilia. Its limited production run further enhances its collectibility, representing a unique blend of American history, craftsmanship, and shooting versatility. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid. – K.F.

Colt California Bicentennial Frontier Gold Scout .22 LR Revolver C&R
Colt California Bicentennial Frontier Gold Scout .22 LR Revolver C&R