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Old July 2, 2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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New from GunBroker......

Last Tuesday, June 24th, I was advised I had the winning bid on this, and it arrived last Saturday, too late to take to the range:



Specs: .45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel, Colt New Frontier.

To put it mildly, I am pleased.

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Old July 2, 2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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That's a beauty, Bob. Congratulations.
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Old July 2, 2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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Nice flat top.
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Old July 6, 2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Good looking addition you got there, I will admit I'm more of a 4 5/8-5 1/2 barrel guy, but I would not kick it out of bed for eating crackers either. I like the color case look.
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Old July 7, 2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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Smee78:

I got this New Frontier at a bargain price, so I had enough money to cut the barrel back, which I'm thinking to 4 3/4".

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Old July 7, 2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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Old July 7, 2014, 11:30 PM   #7
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Cut it back!

Work your magic and get a half moon front sight on it tall enough for the rear oh man that would look sharp... sign me up for one.
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Old July 8, 2014, 09:33 AM   #8
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Venom1956 ventured:
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Cut it back!

Work your magic and get a half moon front sight on it tall enough for the rear oh man that would look sharp... sign me up for one.
I'm not too much of a fan of the half moon front sight. To be tall enough for the rear sight makes it too easily bent. Prefer the longer sight radius of the quick-draw style on a ramp.

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Old July 8, 2014, 10:26 AM   #9
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Very nice Colt .45 Bob.

I too, am a fan of the shorter barrel.
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Old July 8, 2014, 11:09 AM   #10
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Nice... But only cut it back to 5 1/2" . That way it is still a 'short' gun, but still has a bit longer sight radius ... and of course it looks right . Save the shorty for a fixed sighted revolver for those lightning quick draws... . Anyway good buy. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old July 9, 2014, 10:44 AM   #11
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I'm not too much of a fan of the half moon front sight. To be tall enough for the rear sight makes it too easily bent. Prefer the longer sight radius of the quick-draw style on a ramp.
Curse your logic! I to like the ramp front but I am a sucker for the old fixed sight style... I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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