SOLD FOR: $2935
Model: .357 Magnum Model B
Serial Number: B003369
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1996
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COONAN .357 MAGNUM / AUTOMATIC”. The right side of the frame is marked “B003369” and “COONAN ARMS, INC. ST. PAUL, MN, U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 6″ Magna Ported
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch BoMar target sight dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood with smooth borders. There are a few minor handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black with Stainless Frame
Finish Originality: 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 97% of its metal finish. The matte black frame has some scattered minor handling marks and rubs. There are some little areas of finsih loss on the edges of the slide. There are some little scuffs on the matte portions of the frame. The front strap, backstrap, and trigger guard have been custom stippled. The screw heads are lightly worn. The frame markings are clear, the slide markings are light. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger pull is light and 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: This pistol comes with two 7 round stainless steel magazines.
Our Assessment: Looking like a 1911 pistol on steroids, the Coonan .357 is an impressive firearm by any metric. An elegant solution to a complex engineering problem, the Coonan allows use of rimmed .357 Magnum ammunition in a semi-automatic platform. Fans of the 1911 pistol platform will be right at home with the Coonan and the substantial weight, as well as the magna-ported barrel, will help tame the recoil of the .357 Magnum cartridge. Dan Coonan was forced to close his doors in 1998 and while he returned to the market in the late 2000s with the Coonan Classic model, the company has closed and Coonan pistols are no longer manufactured. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the earlier production guns and with it’s high condition, this one will hold as much appeal for the shooters as it will with collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!