When you go to National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier and ask him to tell you about a gun, odds are that you're going to get something along the lines of cool, customized and classic. For this week's edition of Curator's Corner, that description is right on target as NRANews brings you Colt's New Frontier revolver.
Taking the name from President John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign, the New Frontier came with wooden grips, a golden Colt medallion inlay and a breathtaking bluing. Available in .44 Special and .45 Colt calibers, the single action was an attempt to capitalize on the nostalgic appreciation of the Colt Peacemaker generated by the cowboy shows and movies of the 50s and 60s. To help bring it into the 20th century, and make it more adaptable to the user, the revolver also came standard with adjustable sights.
But as you might imagine, Phil has a heck of a tale to go along with this NRA museum treasure. To hear that story, you'll have to tune in tonight at 10:40 p.m. eastern time as Phil Schreier returns once again on NRANews.com or Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.