Sold For: $2,000
Serial Number: MM15142
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT ANACONDA / -44 MAGNUM-”. The right side of the barrel is marked “-DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER- / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” The crane cut and crane are marked “MM15142”. The sideplate is marked with a Rampant Colt logo. The front top left side of the trigger guard is marked with the Verified Proof and the rear top left side is marked with an incomplete inspector’s mark.
Barrel Length: 6” with Full Length Vented Top Rib and Full Length Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with orange insert pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notched leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black rubber with finger grooves and gold Rampant Colt medallions. There are some scattered nicks and scrapes in the smooth portions. There are no rips or tears. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance is in scattered light scratches and operational wear including a turn-line on the cylinder. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the cylinder lockup has very little play on each chamber. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes in a blue plastic Colt case with non-matching cardboard sleeve and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The case has no notable wear or damage, in Excellent condition. The cardboard sleeve has scattered storage wear with fraying and tears at edges and corners, some tape-repaired on the interior, in about Good condition as not original to the gun.
Our Assessment: Colt introduced the Anaconda built on a new, heavy “AA” frame to compete with the Ruger Redhawk and S&W Model 29 revolvers. Our impression is that this revolver probably offers a smoother double action pull than the Ruger and is more rugged than the S&W. This revolver is great for hunting using .44 Magnum cartridges and with .44 Special for casual days at the range. This example is in Fine condition with about 95% of its stainless finish and signs of light use. This revolver is equally ready to hit the range or round out a collection of the Seven Serpents. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This Pistol CANNOT be sold as a dealer sale in California but CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley location. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.