Well if ain't perfection, it's a pretty fine immitation of what perfection would look like That is a stunning looking gun...simply gorgeous. I'd throw in words like elegant and handsome, but what would be the point
Ditto all the above - plus I love that de-horned and repositioned rear sight!
I don't currently have any Colt New Frontiers, but several have passed through my fingers - all .45s. Curiously, for a while, a NF could be bought for substantially less than a regular Colt SAA. I'm not sure that's the case right now.
I thought you might be interested to see a photo of the custom
>SAA I recently acquired. According to the previous owner, it was
>owned by Al Ellinger, a friend of Elmer Keith. He also claims that
>the work was performed by Sedgley and Huchins (perhaps Harold Croft)
>may have had a role in its design), and after a close examination, I
>have no reason to doubt these claims.
> The topstrap has been expertly converted to the extended flat-top
>design ascribed to these craftsmen, and a windage-adjustable rear
>sight blade is dovetailed into it. A Bisley hammer (or perhaps hammer
>spur) is part of the package, as are a custom cylinder base pin, wide
>trigger, ramped front sight holding a gold-faced square insert. I do
>not know if the "storekeeper" frame was original to the gun's
>manufacture, but I'll sent for a Colt factory letter to begin some
>research into this revolver.
> Caliber is .38 Colt. I do know that the engraving was done fairly
>recently by a western New York artist.