Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Colt Scout .22

Colt Frontier Scout

In all of us, there lives the heart of a cowboy. Weather you grew up watching Dale Evens and Roy Rogers, or read a steady diet of Louis L’Amour, we all wanted to ride the range when we grew up.
It was these feelings that Bill Ruger was banking on when he introduced the Bearcat .22 and his line of Blackhawks. It was also these feelings that lead Colt to bring out the Frontier Scout.
The Frontier Scout was introduced in 1957, and produced until 1971, when it was replaced by the New Frontier Scout. The Frontier Scout is a 7/8 scale replica of Colts famed Model “P” peacemaker, chambered for the .22 Long rifle. In 1964 the .22 magnum was added to the line. Often the Scout came boxed as a convertible with both the .22 LR and the .22 Magnum cylinders. The Frontier Scout has an alloy frame and was at times available in two tone versions.
The Scout is a joy to shoot, and is the perfect size to teach new or young shooters how to handle a hand gun. It also rides light on the hip which makes it a great kit gun, for those hikes that might turn up the occasional cottontail or other small game.

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