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Old 11-19-2013, 10:25 PM
2wingo 2wingo is offline
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Default Colt New Frontier SAA

Does the New Frontier have the transfer bar safety, or do you have to rest the hammer on an empty chamber to carry it safely?
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:36 PM
Nyles Nyles is offline
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At least the ones made in the 70s didn't have a transfer bar; I haven't examined the current production.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:11 PM
commando552 commando552 is offline
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I think the only Colt manufactured SAA that has a transfer bar is the now discontinued Colt Cowboy. You do not have to rest the hammer on an empty chamber though, as there is a safety notch on the hammer that allows you to cock it back slightly so the hammer doesn't rest directly on the firing pin (SAA has four positions: uncocked, safety notch, half-cock and full-cock). However it is recommended to keep an empty chamber, as it is possible that a strong enough impact could break this notch and allow the hammer to move forwards.

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