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Excellent photo and subjects, XT !
Thanks for the post.
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Very nice, indeed. I had a chance a few months ago to buy one of the nickel Frontier Scouts in the wooden case. Before I had a chance to rethink it, another fella' with more sense picked it up... :lol:

Those little colts could get addicting. I have a prototype Frontier Scout in my collection with a ribbed barrel and some other neat features. Wish Colt had actually put it into production. I think it would have sold well.

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Giz,
A great tale for our times!
One of my stupider moves was to sell Frontier Scout 'P' # 49 for the princely sum of $ 360.
It was given to me as payment for a debt ($ 75), so I figured, why not?
All this happened many years ago, and I did TONS of research on the pistol...
AFTER I sold it.
Hell, I was into Rugers and S&W's.
The original varnished walnut grips were incredible, as most had the hard rubber.
It's like Grandpa said, "We are too soon old and too late smart."
Don
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I've shot all sorts of stuff with this revolver. Once, I even suited up in beekeepers gear to clear out a huge basketball-sized hornets nest that had gotten established in the old barn behind our place. I didn't want to damage the roof or siding with a "real" shotgun! I also borrowed a neighbor's Single Six so that I would have 12 shots at my disposal. I was attacked so fiercely after the first shot, that I don't remember any of the others - just that both guns were empty and the big paper nest was no more.

I'm a really big fan of the .22 mag revolver for point-blank rattler extermination. IMO, the fine shot loaded in the little CCI/Speer .22WMR shotshells are more destructive at close range to the head of a dangerous snake than the #9s they load in the .38 Sp. shotshells and even the .44 mag. shotshells! I've had to shoot rattlers more than once with .44 shot cartridges - not so with the .22 mag.

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The Colt Scout is a wonderful revolver, and one that finds a place on my belt when walking through the woods.


This SAA 3rd generation .45 Colt 7 1/2" came my way for a short time but the cost did not allow it stay long.
 

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Colt SA Frontier Scout 22 that I bought from my Ph.D. thesis advisor before he passed away several years ago. He and I became very close and I consider him to be my mentor as well as my friend. This little Colt has special meaning for me.

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That one is a real pristine beauty.! If I turned mine over, you would see areas where the plating is worn off and a few spots of rust bubbling up under the nickel. :(

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