Colt Columbus Ohio Sesquicentennial Frontier Scout 22 LR Revolver, 1962 C&R

SOLD FOR: $722

WOA#: WY240325BG013

Make: Colt

Model: Columbus, Ohio Sesquicentennial Commemorative Frontier Scout

Serial Number: 009CS, 009 of 200

Year of Manufacture: 1962

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Single Action Side Loading Gate Revolver

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “1812 – COLUMBUS SESQUICENTENNIAL – 1962”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. FA.. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The right of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT 22 L.R.”. The left of the frame is marked with a rampant colt in circle. The bottom of the frame, forward of the grip frame, is marked “009SC”. The left of the trigger guard is marked “U”, the right is marked “VP” in triangle. The butt of the grip frame has scroll engraving.

Barrel Length: 4 3/4″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round blade fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch in the topstrap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels with gold colored Colt medallions. The grips only a few scattered minor marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Gold

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is stubborn fouling on the lands. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 8 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a wood Colt presentation case with red satin and velvet fitted interior.

Our Assessment: Made by Colt in 1962 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Columbus, Ohio, this is a limited edition Colt Frontier Scout revolver. The gun is in about Excellent condition with only some light handling marks in its beautiful gold finish. The revolver comes with a wood Colt presentation case. Founded in 1812, Columbus was to be the capital of the state of Ohio. Since the state was founded in 1803, there had been infighting with the capital moving from Chillicothe to Zanesville and back so an entirely new city was to be founded near the center of the state and near trading routes. This would be a great find for an Ohio resident. A limited edition gun like this, with only 200 made, would also interest the Colt collector in general, especially in this high condition. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Colt Columbus Ohio Sesquicentennial Frontier Scout 22 LR Revolver, 1962 C&R
Colt Columbus Ohio Sesquicentennial Frontier Scout 22 LR Revolver, 1962 C&R