I have an identical Colt to the one described as having a blue steel barrel and cylinder but an aluminum-colored frame. Have been wondering if it has turned into a collectors item. When I pull the hammer back, there is some slack in the alignment of the cylinder to the barrel.Didn't Ruger and possibly Colt make an aluminum framed .22 single action?? I have a Frontier Scout with cylinders for .22 LR and .22 mag. stamped on the frame in front of the trigger guard. Would really like to get this corrected as It's a nice little item.Bill Ruger, a gifted designer and lover of guns, recognized the needs and desires of the shooting public, especially as the 1950s brought television programming to nearly every household in the country and the popularity of westerns in the social fabric of the public.His Blackhawk revolvers were an immediate and lucrative success, thus pretty well spanking the pants off Colt.
In the gun industry, this is an old and often repeated tale.It is a Colt Frontier Scout .22 LR, standard four and three-quarter inch barrel, with fixed sights, blue bbl, and what seems to be a bright finished light alloy receiver. It's an absolute pleasure to find myself in the company of intelligent, like minded people whom I don't find myself trying to rationalize gun ownership to. I realize that you said "Frontier" and mine is "New Frontier", but I hope this helps. buying used guns is like buying a box of chocolates...never know what youre going to get. i could believe a prototype, but they usually had some type of number to track it.While knowing an approximate value would be interesting the REAL mystery may make that impossible. The gun appears to have all other appropriate markings ("COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER 22LR" on bbl) and proof marks. As one of my favorite sayings goes (and it seems to apply so well to the media fed anti-gun zealots): Don't try and teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig. They've been putting serial numbers on them since they started making them in '57. value depends on condition and completeness as with all guns."Qs" had an alloy frame and were produced from 1957-1970, some with extra cylinders. You can get an exact date of mfg from Colt for a fee.My Blue Book does not show the Ks coming with an extra cylinder. Frontier Scouts with the K suffix where produced from 1960-1970.