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Hunt with a Fronteir Scout?

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I've been thinking more and more about hunting (small game) with a hand gun. My dad has a Colt Frontier Scout that he bought for my grandmother back in the mid to late 60's. It has the .22 LR and .22 Mag cylinders along with the original box. According to Dad the .22 Mag cylinder has never been fired (to his knowledge) and the LR has only had a total of about 12 rounds through it.

Now for my question . . . . Do I take this out and hunt bushytails with it? Can hunting with it - take much more away from the value than those 12 shots already have (assuming I don't drop in in a creek or something else stupid)? Or should I just buck up and try to find something used for hunting? :?:

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By the way you described this gun and it's history, you're not going to be getting rid of it any time soon, so I say shoot it. My Ruger shoots the mags better than the 22lr shells.Have fun and pop some tree rats with it.

If the gun is in that great condition, you can hunt the bejeezuz out of it ..... BUT..... spend some bucks on a good holster that fits properly and has a suede lining, or get a nylon holster with a padded polyester lining. A cheap, unlined, ill-fitting holster will wear the blueing in no time flat.
Thanks guys . . . It really is in great shape. I think I'll give it a try this year. I think Grandma would appreciate it taking (hopefully) a few squirrels.

Good advice about the holster - I would have screwed that one up for sure.
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