Old Timer for fun n' games

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    Old Timer for fun n' games

    I popped into my local gunshop yesterday, and from the story I was told, I was just about an hour behind a young lady selling her late father's guns. There were 3 of them, a horrible looking RG .38, an old Rossi revolver....and this little gem. It's a Colt New Frontier, .22LR. A "G" series made in 1970 with the real case hardened steel frame. They had it tagged at $415, and to be honest, I didn't even really care if that was a good price or not. (turns out, it's actually pretty good). I just snatched it up right then and hung on. :)

    I cleaned it up last night, and this morning took it out to wring it out a bit. It performed just like an old Colt should. I think she's a keeper.

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    Oh man. That's nice! In good shape and picked up for quite a nice price. I keep an eye on those from time to time.

    My dad still has one just like it with the spare .22 Magnum cylinder that he's had since I was a kid. A first rate and durable, .22 revolver. The finish holds up well to use and the action is pleasingly smooth. It's hard to get greatly enthused about the Ruger Single Six after a familiar association with the Colt New Frontier .22.
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    Nice catch! Nice to be pleasantly surprised with a decent group like that, too. I think I need to remind myself how much fun a single-action .22 can be (with apologies to Bryan... mine's a Single Six)
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    My second gun was a old h&r double action .22 with a 9 round cylinder. Loved shooting the old western stye revolvers.
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    A few better photos...that camera phone pic just didn't do it justice.

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