|Title:||Colt Frontier Scout '62|
|Condition:||Good condition. Has colt emblem on either side of the grip. Top of barrel it has written: Colts PT. FA MFG CO. Hartford CT. USA Side of barrel: Frontier scout '62 .22L.R. Near the trigger it has 11197 P|
|Origin:||Father gave it to me as a gift|
|Appraised By:||Tim Alley|
|History Of The Item:||Colt Frontier Scout '62 ( P Suffix ) Single Action Revolver in .22 LR. The serial number is 11197p, and the finish is blued. The pistol appears to be in very good condition according to the pictures sent. I not know if you still have the original box for the gun but if so keep it in good condition also as it will help if and when you sell it.
The Scout was offered in several models with the '62 with P suffix being the later of the models. They were manufactured from 1962 - 1970 and have a Zamac alloy frame and blued steel barrel. The grips are made from staglite made to resemble the original stag used on earlier single action revolvers. These were also made to where you could get interchangable cylinders for switching from .22 LR to .22 Mag. Some were sold this way and if you would like to purchase one Colt would most likely still have some.
|Appraiser Tips:||Please keep a light coat of oil on the barrel and pivot points such as loading latch, hammer, and trigger. These are a very nice and quality built single action .22 revolver and should make an excellent gun for all your shooting needs. If you have a pistol rug or case I would suggest keeping it in the case which will keep the finish from fading from the natural light.|
|Research Sources:||You can find information on the Scout models from the web as well as in books dealing with single action revolvers. I base my appraisals on comparisons of several current publications like gun list, and the blue book of firearms. I also attend many gun shows and take notes as to what weapons are selling for and compare to the books. I have been appraising firearms for about 15 years and really enjoy the research and history to certain types of firearms.|
|Appraiser Comments:||It looks like your father has good taste in revolvers as he passed down a very good one to you. This is a top quality gun and should last a life time if taken care of. They are one of the more expensive single action .22's on the market and tend to hold there value very well depending on condition.|
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