Colt
New Frontier    .45 LC
Boxed 3rd Gen. target version of the SAA
Year: 1978      Estimated value: $1,500.00
This is a fine 3rd gen New Frontier with a 7 ˝” barrel in .45 Colt. It comes with its original box numbered to the gun, and some papers. The New Frontiers are flat-top target, and Royal Blued finish versions of the Single Action Army revolvers, and have not had the cult collector following that the SAA’s have had. They are extremely well made and finished guns. This one is in mint as-issued condition but the box shows handling wear. I was successful in getting the 2nd gen. regular SAA's on the C&R list in 2000, but two attempts to include the New Frontiers have failed. However, since these were produced beginning in December, 1961, (Wilkerson) the 50-year mark for C&R status has passed for the earliest of this model, and some would be C&R eligible at this time.