SOLD FOR: $1800
Serial Number: MM48417
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 “MM48417”. The left side of the frame is marked with a Rampant Colt logo. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the Verified Proof at the front and the rear is marked with an “X”.
Barrel Length: 6” 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 silver Rampant Colt medallions. There are some scattered scuffs, rubs, and scratches into the rubber. Thre are small rips at the top of the backstrap. The checkering is well defined but has some scattered light scrapes. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Polished Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there are a few little spots of stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. There are scattered scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots, most noticeable on the barrel. There are a few little nicks and hairline scratches, most noticeable on the trigger guard and on the right of the frame at the barrel. The barrel has lost its mirror bright shine. There are some draglines. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good 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 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. This one has seen some use but still has a great bore and strong mechanics, this one will be a fun shooter if you’d rather not take out one of your higher condition Anacondas. Please see our photos and good luck!