View Full Version : Colt Buntline Scout

May 29, 1999, 04:32 PM
Harley, I have a Colt Buntline Scout .22 that I bought new in 1969 or 1970. Sent it back to Colt for wlnut grips and a .22 mag cylinder to be fitted. It has a little holster wear at the muzzle and on the mag cylinder. Any idea what it's worth today?

Daniel Watters
May 29, 1999, 06:22 PM
I'm no good with values. However, if you send the serial number, I should be able to track down which year it left the Colt factory.

Harley Nolden
May 30, 1999, 05:21 AM
Sorry for the delay. Had some "Honey Do's" to take care of.

My records indicate Your buntline is listed under the Colt Frontier Scout model. It comes in .22 or .22mag, (introduced after 1960) Ther is a Q or F suffix, blue with bright alloy frame, all blue, or duotone finish. (Q models only) The duotone being the most rare. It came in 4 1/2" or 9 1/2" barrels, and was available w/ interchangeable chlinders after 1964. It came with black composition or walnut grips, with approx 246,000 mgg'd. Mfg'd from 1957-1970.

From your indication about the cylinder and the grips, I am assuming the condition is @ 100% and provide only that value.
According to my records, (Blue book of gun values, 17th Edition) The Value of your piece is as follows:

Add 10% for extra cylinder
Add 20% for Buntline model
Add 25% for "Q" suffix- mfg'd 1957-58 only.


[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited May 30, 1999).]

James K
May 30, 1999, 07:58 PM

Take the cylinder out of that Scout and take a look at the cylinder stop (bolt). If it looks open on the top, with just two sides, it is the old style and should be replaced. The later type has a flap of metal that bends over and closes the top of the cylinder stop. An even later type is solid, like the SAA one. Problem was that after a little use, the old style sides got pinched together and allowed a lot of cylinder play when locked up, with resulting lead spitting and inaccuracy. Very bad. The newer types solved the problem.


September 7, 2008, 08:10 PM
Good evening Harley,

I also have a colt Buntline Scout with full nickle finish and Walnut grips.I aquired this Gun from my late dad. I would like to find out when it was made .
Its SER# number is 8265K. Could you shed some light on this very fine gun.
Many Thanks

September 7, 2008, 09:55 PM
Your shooter was made in 1962.