Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt 7.5″ Revolver C&R 1970

SOLD FOR: $1,925

WOA#: WY240217TR007

Make: Colt

Model: New Frontier Single Action Army

Serial Number: 6169NF

Year of Manufacture: 1970

Caliber: .45 Colt

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 left side of the barrel is marked “COLT NEW FRONTIER S.A.A. .45”. 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, “6169NF”. The front of the cylinder is marked “169”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame, under the grip, is marked  with “6169NF”. The inside of each grip panel has “169” hand-written in pencil.

Barrel Length: 7.5”

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 silver Rampant Colt medallions. The grips show a few minor scratches and some handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color Hardened

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 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is quite strong throughout, but with several minor scratches of the barrel and front of the trigger guard. The cylinder has turn-wear with a turn line and surface scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder locks with very little play on each of the 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: None

Our Assessment: The Colt New Frontier Single Action Army (SAA) with a 7.5-inch barrel chambered in .45 Colt 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 .45 Long Colt, 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 7.5-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. The Colt New Frontier SAA in .45 Colt with its 7.5″ 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 best of luck with your bidding!!! -R.L.

Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt 7.5" Revolver C&R 1970
Colt New Frontier Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt 7.5″ Revolver C&R 1970