Before firing your Colt Single Action revolver, practice your stance, aim, rhythm and breathing for steady aim with your revolver UNLOADED. Practice firing on a range before going hunting or using your revolver for any other type of shooting. If you have a dual cylinder revolver learn to allow for the customary variation in point of bullet impact with different caliber cylinders installed, Different ammunition may also affect performance.
The New Frontier is fitted with the adjustable Cott Accro rear sight. (See Figure 9). To adjust sight, turn windage screw clockwise and sight moves to left; counterclockwise and it moves to right. Turn elevation screw clockwise to lower sight; elevation screw counterclockwise to raise it. Point of bultet impact will move in the same direction, It is recommended that adjustments for other than windage and elevation be made only by -windage screw experienced persons, FIGURE 9-COLT ACCRO REAR SIGHT
1. ALWAYS WEAR AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS NEAR YOU TO WEAR EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING, especially on a range. Without ear protection, the noise from your revolver and other guns close to you could leave a "ringing" in the ears for some time after firing, while the cumulative long term effect could be permanent hearing loss.
2. ALWAYS WEAR AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO WEAR PROTECTIVE SHOOTING GLASSES. Flying particles could damage eyes and cause blindness; but protective shooting
WARNING: When you squeeze the trigger, you must expect the gun to fire, and you must take full responsibility for firing it. Your care can avoid accidental discharge, and you will thereby avoid accidental injury and death.
1. CAUTION: READ SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (Section 3) - KEEP REVOLVER POINTING IN SAFE DIRECTION AND DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER.
3. DO NOT TOUCH TRIGGER, With your thumb firmly on hammer spur, draw hammer FULLY back (about an inch and three quarters) to "cocked" position and allow hammer to go slightly forward until "cocked 1 notch is engaged. Remove thumb from hammer spur.
4. Grasp revolver by grip and, with index finger resting along the outside of trigger guard, take aim. (Aim by aligning target with front and rear sights. See Figure 11, Then focus on the front sight.)
5. Keeping steady aim, place index finger on trigger and squeeze gently. Don't jerk the trigger as you will disturb your aim and spoil your accuracy.
figure 10—cocked position trigger figure 10—cocked position rear rear sight front sight rear rear sight front sight
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A 6. Release trigger and remove index finger from trigger.
CAUTION: IF YOUR FIREARM FAILS TO FIRE, HOLD IT, KEEPING IT POINTED TOWARDS THE TARGET OR SAFE OPEN AREA AND WAIT 30 SECONDS. If a harigfire (slow ignition) has occurred, round will fire within 30 seconds. If round does not fire, eject it and examine primer; if firing pin indent of primer is light, off center, or non-existent, unload remaining rounds and have revolver examined by a competent gunsmith. If tiring pin indent on primer appears normal (in comparison with simitar previously fired rounds) assume faulty ammunition; segregate misfired round from other live ammunition and empty cases, and carry on firing,
NOTE: Dispose of misfired rounds in accordance with the ammunition manufacturer's instructions.
7. To fire second and subsequent rounds, repeat steps 3 through 6 above.
8. KEEP REVOLVER POINTING IN SAFE DIRECTION. Unload revolver
CAUTION: NEVER LEAVE REVOLVER COCKED READY TO FIRE as this condition is EXTREMELY dangerous, and revolver could easily be accidentally discharged causing injury, death, or damage to property.
IMPORTANT: If you cock your revolver but do not fire it, return hammer to Safety position by placing thumb firmly on hammer spur and draw hammer back slightly to disengage Cocked notch. Squeeze trigger only long enough to ailow hammer to move forward and clear Cocked notch, then release trigger completely. Half-Coctc notch will then be engaged and cylinder must be rotated until empty chamber is in front of hammer. Draw hammer back slightly to disengage half-cock notch. Squeeze trigger only long enough to allow hammer to move forward and clear half-cock notch, then release trigger completely so that safety notch can be properly engaged. If you lose the opportunity to fire, unload your revolver as previously described.
CAUTION: IF YOU DO NOT RELEASE TRIGGER FULLY BEFORE REACHING SAFETY POSITION, SAFETY NOTCH MAY NOT BECOME FULLY ENGAGED, rendering it ineffective as a safety device.
A Colt revolver, like any other precision mechanism, will function better and last longer when it is properly maintained. Follow the
A advice in this section to keep your revolver in peak condition. CAUTION: ENSURE THAT THE REVOLVER IS NOT LOADED BEFORE STRIPPING AND CLEANING, so that it will not fire, and do not alter parts as the level of safety could be reduced. Collector's revolver should not be stripped for cleaning. It should only be wiped gently, externally with a very soft dust-free cloth.
3. Open loading gate.
4. Rotate cylinder and ensure all six base pin retaining catch chambers are empty.
5. Remove cylinder as follows:
1. Be sure you are familiar with "Safety Instructions" in Section 3.
2. Draw hammer back to Half-Cock position.
a. Depress base pin retaining catch (located on left side of frame in front of cylinder).
b. Keeping base pin retaining catch depressed, pull base pin forward and remove it from
base pin retainer screw figure 12a- base pin removal base pin retainer screw figure 12a- base pin removal revolver. Release retaining catch NOTE: Blackpowder frame revolvers have a base pin retaining screw in front of the frame which must be removed before base < pin can be removed, c. Carefully remove cylinder to the right of frame and avoid con-' tact between the ratchet and loading gate.
IMPORTANT: Do not strip your revolver further than removing the cylinder. If later additional maintenance is required see "Servicing and Repair" later in this instruction manual.
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