Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .44 Special Revolver & Box 1980

SOLD FOR: $2,820

WOA#: WY240209TL023

Make: Colt

Model: New Frontier Single Action Army

Serial Number: 07374NF

Year of Manufacture: 1980

Caliber: .44 Special

Action Type: Side Gate Loaded Single Action Revolver

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”, the first portion of the marking is obscured by the front sight.  The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT NEW FRONTIER S.A.A. .44 SPECIAL”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19, 75” followed by the Rampant Colt. The underside of the frame is marked with the serial number, “07374NF”. The front of the cylinder is marked “7374”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame, under the grip, is marked  with “07374NF”. The inside of each grip panel has “07374” hand-written in pencil. The left of the trigger guard has “VP” in triangle and “K”, the right is marked “B”.

Barrel Length: 4.75”

Sights/Optics:  The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched leaf pinned to the top strap adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels with inset gold Rampant Colt medallions. There is no handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The finish is quite strong throughout. The cylinder has very faint turn-wear. There are some scattered light scratches on the cylinder with a couple scuffs on top of the backstrap.  There are some scratches on the bottom of the grip frame around the screw hole. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder locks with very little play on each of their 6 chambers. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver comes in a faux-wood cardboard Colt box with serial-matching label, two-piece styrofoam tray and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has moderate wear with fraying and tears at edges and corners. The label end flaps have been torn away with only the left flap still attached. The box dsiplays some heavy handling wear but the styrofoam remains in free of any damage.

Our Assessment: The Colt New Frontier Single Action Army (SAA) with a 4.75-inch barrel chambered in .44 Special is a modern iteration of the legendary firearm that has captivated gun enthusiasts, historians, and collectors alike. This variant of the Colt SAA combines the classic, rugged appeal of the original “Peacemaker” with refined features that meet the demands of contemporary shooters, while still honoring the firearm’s storied past. Introduced to complement the traditional Single Action Army, the New Frontier distinguishes itself with a flat-top design and an adjustable rear sight, offering enhanced accuracy and versatility.

Chambered in the venerable .44 Special, this revolver provides a harmonious blend of manageable recoil and significant stopping power, making it well-suited for both target shooting and hunting applications. The 4.75-inch barrel length is emblematic of the Old West, where such firearms were essential for survival and symbolized the American spirit of exploration and independence.

Thi Colt New Frontier SAA in .44 SPL with its 4.75″ barrel is not just a piece of functional art; it’s a bridge between the historical significance of the Colt brand and the modern shooter’s demand for precision and adaptability. It appeals to those who respect the legacy of the Single Action Army but desire a firearm that aligns with the advancements in shooting accuracy. Whether it’s for the sheer joy of shooting, the appreciation of American history, or the investment in a collectible that embodies the spirit of the frontier, the Colt New Frontier SAA is a cherished addition to any collection, representing a legacy of craftsmanship and the enduring allure of the Wild West.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .44 Special Revolver & Box 1980
Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .44 Special Revolver & Box 1980