.45 ACP

The Frontier model was made available in the 1911 cartridge while E&M operated Great Western. Original examples should have a serial that correlates to post-1960 assembly, probably no earlier than GW20500.

This is the rarest factory chambering. There are only a few .45 ACPs residing with advanced collectors of Great Westerns. My statistical sense is that no more than a couple dozen were built.

Rollmark: .45 ACP

Models / barrels: Frontiers, Fast Draws, Kits (liquidation series).


A Great Western kit in .45 ACP. Nickle and ivory grip upgrades correspond to a sales campaign E&M ran in 1961.