SOLD FOR: $4025
Serial Number: MM49786
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Caliber: .44 Special and .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 “MM49786”. The left side of the frame 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 a “3”.
Barrel Length: 8” with Full Length Vented Top Rib and Full Length Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange insert pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black checkered rubber with finger grooves and gold Rampant Colt medallions. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Polished Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only a very faint turn-line on the cylinder and light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the cylinder lockup produces some side-to-side movement. 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 no label and paperwork including a manual. The case has some light wear from storage, in about Excellent condition.
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. As great a shooter as this gun promises to be, it is likely to become a favorite addition to a Colt collection. With its high condition, truly mirror-bright finish and with a case, Colt collectors will have a hard time convincing themselves to put the first burn-ring on the cylinder. Please see our photos and good luck!