SOLD FOR: $1953
Serial Number: MM08463
Year of Manufacture: 1991
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 “MM08463”. 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 “S”.
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 one-piece black checkered rubber with finger grooves and gold Rampant Colt medallions. There are some scattered scuffs, rubs, and scratches into the rubber. There are no rips and the checkering is well defined with only very light wear. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. Wear is limited to some surface marking at the muzzle, a drag line on the cylinder and a scratch or two… Judging by the front face of the cylinder, this gun has seen almost no use. There is a surface scratch on the right side of the frame in front of the forward screw. Our assumption is that this gun was taken out of the box, dry-fired at the TV a few times and then left in the holster since. The screw heads are more worn than we’d expect. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine – Excellent condition (downgraded by the screw heads).
Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One brown leather belt holster in Very Good condition is included.
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 the Anaconda 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 for shooting with .44 Special for casual days at the range.
As such a well built gun, it is likely to become a favorite addition to your Colt stable of range guns, but with its high condition, 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!