SOLD FOR: $2312
Model: Frontier Six Shooter 44-40
Serial Number: 369547
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER 44-40”. The bottom of the frame and in front of the trigger are marked “369547”. The grips have Colt Rampant and Eagle molds. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT.F.A.MFG.Co / HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 4.75”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to a raised smooth ramp integral to the barrel. The rear sight is a rectangular notch integral to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic with rampant colt in oval at their tops and American Eagle at their bottoms. The grips have a few scattered light nicks and scuffs in the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp with good definition in the colts and eagles. There are no chips or cracks. The backs of the grips have been rounded flush with the rounded frame. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refurbished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 60% of its metal finish. There is turn wear on the cylinder. The barrel has thinning throughout. There is some pinprick pitting on the cylinder. There is some infrequent parkerization on the frame and some “bubbles” near the grip. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder has some play on each cylinder. The trigger is crisp. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Colt Frontier Six Shooter, introduced in 1873, is a revered revolver renowned for its role in the American Wild West. Chambered in .44-40 Winchester, it gained popularity for its compatibility with rifles of the same caliber. Favored by figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, it symbolized law enforcement and frontier life. Its impact extended into the 20th century, maintaining its allure in literature, film, and popular culture. As a collector’s gem, this iconic firearm continues to embody the spirit of the Old West and remains a prized artifact of American firearms history. This revolver is a bit of a mystery as the butt has been rounded and the desirable Colt Eagle Grips have been rounded with it. Please see our photos and good luck!