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Readers Respond: What do You Think of the Colt Frontier Scout '62 22 SA Revolver?

Responses: 15


The Colt Frontier Scout revolver has been out of production for about 40 years now, but it still has plenty of fans. Are you one of them? Have you used this gun? How and where did you procure it? Please give us your opinion of this light little popper. Do not ask a question or expect a reply! I cannot reply to you here. Please post in the forum if you have a question.

Colt Frontier Scout Revolver w/ dual Cyl

My house just got robbed today and they stole the '62 Scout I had of my daddy's. He died in 1969 and it was all I had left from him. I would like to know how much it would cost to replace it or its value for the police report. (Although all the money in the world could never replace it to me because it was all I had left from him.) The revolver was blued, it had the ivory looking handles and they had the burnt look to them. Can anyone help me, please? [For current market values, try finding similar guns on http://www.gunsamerica.com and http://www.gunbroker.com/. Be sure to look for the extra cylinder when determining value, as that is somewhat rare. Very sorry to hear of your loss, and I hereby place the Charlie Hardin Hex upon the thief/thieves who stole it. The Hex is too coarse to explain here, but rest assured it is appropriate. - RC]
—Guest Melissa

Colt Frontier Scout 62 - 22LR SN 1881xP

I Just acquired this little shooter, saw it and wanted it, am sure overpaid. Can someone tell me anything about this shooter and what it is worth? Am looking forward to testing at the shooting range. [Value is very hard to quote, sight unseen. For a P suffix Frontier '62, approximate book values range from $150 up to $600. -RC]

Dad's gun

I remember my dad shooting the head off a rattlesnake outside Fort Collins, CO circa 1972 with this gun. I was just a boy but dad carried it on his hip in a holster anytime we were camping or hunting. I got it when he was killed in a car crash in 94. Still shoots great but the grips are broke (it was in the car when he died). Ser# 154945f. Any idea where I can get some grips? [FROM RUSS: I found available Colt Scout grips easily when I did a search for "grips for colt scout" (without the quotes). Good luck!]
—Guest Scott

Got it as a Gift

I think it is one the best guns I have shot. It's fun and accurate.

Colt 22 LR/22 mag.

I love my gun. Very accurate, good concealed carry, also.
—Guest lucky durand

Mine's Still in Excellent Condition

I bought it from K-Mart in the late 50s or sometime in the 60s. It has both cylinders, original box, illustrated parts list, & flat three pronged screw driver with the Colt logo. I don't shoot too much anymore but I do remember it wasn't very accurate. I have no desire to get rid of it.
—Guest Rags

I Love my Scout

The frame broke on my Scout, and Colt replaced it with a steel frame. I love this little gun, it's a good shooter.
—Guest jim

Bill Doll's Opinion

I bought my Scout in 1957 in Rhode Island while I was in the navy. It was new in the box, but I don't have the box anymore, darn it. It hasn't seen heavy use, only about 8 boxes of ammo. still has good bluing, black grips, steel frame. It's a fun shooter. Don't know how much it's worth. S/N 96639F. Anybody? [Note: The "F" suffix on the serial number indicates that it's a Frontier Scout, made between 1957-1970. 2010 Blue Book value is about $250 in 90% condition, $325 in 95% condition, $400 in 98% condition. But as always, book value may or may not relate well to the real world. - RC]

Colt Frontier Scout '62 22 mag

My father-in-law received this gun as a Christmas present from his wife. I gave him two boxes of 22 mag ammo. We each shot 6 rounds through the gun. He later gave me the gun and the two boxes of ammo. That 12 rounds is the only ammo that has ever been fired through the gun after it left the factory. It is still in my gun safe in the original box.
—Guest Joe Eastman

Finally Own a Colt

I just bought a Colt Frontier Scout 22 LR. I love it! It's very accurate. Can I buy a 22 WMR cylinder to make it interchangeable? [No, you can't buy a new cylinder - a new cylinder would need to be hand-fitted to your gun.]
—Guest MIKE

Colt Frontier Scout

I came by this one (that Greg Sambrano talks about) at the passing of my in-laws, and it was promised to my son at his birth. Now, at 37, he receives his promise. Thank you for all the info. I didn't realize how important this information (history) was to our son. T.P. Sambrano, Clovis, NM
—Guest T.P.Sambrano

My Peace Maker Piece

I was recently given my Grandfather's Frontier Scout '62. I had seen and fired it plenty with my Dad growing up - and yes, she is loud. I have always had a fondness for the gun, I suppose that's because it was my Grandfather's. Plus, it has the "Old Western" look and feel to it. The paint on the frame is chipped and it has a couple of small scars. It came with both cylinders and they both work well. Two things stand out to me about this gun: First, I'm impressed with how smooth the action and response is, and Secondly, my grips are the same as the installed grips on your gun (not the fake antler ones). Thank you for sharing your piece of Americana with me.
—Guest Gregory Sambrano

colt frontier scout '62 22

I have a Buntline Scout in 22 mag only. 9 1/2 in barrel and it is a kick to shoot. It's also very accurate and like yours it's LOUD.
—Guest dick hanson


I bought mine new when I was in college at Oklahoma A & M in the 50's. Used it lovingly even though my friends had Rugers. In 1961 I was unemployed, and it (along with a Police Positive) had to go to the pawn shop. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to retrieve them before they were sold.
—Guest coley@satx.rr.com

Just got one!

I just picked one up at a local gun show. Knowingly overpaying for it, I was excited to get my mitts on something like I had when I was a kid. I have not been to the range yet, but from what I know, these are dandy little shooters. Mine was built in 1963, based on the serial number, and has seen quite a bit of use. This is noted especially on the frame, which has an inexpensive finish on it that wears off easily. Somehow, on a 46 year old single action, I am little bothered by it, and the wear just adds character to an otherwise great design. I was so excited to get this gun, that I just ordered its younger brother, the Peacemaker 22, with a more durable color case hardened finish, from an internet site. These will both make it to the range next week. Both are Colts, and will be cherished for many years to come.
—Guest Phil
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