Serial Number: MM68538
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (per Blue Book of Gun Values)
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 engraved with a gold filled scroll which reads “COLT ANACONDA / 44 MAGNUM”. A banner is engraved on either side of the scroll which reads “THE LEGACY EDITION” and “ONE OF 1000”. A gold filled Colt logo is present on the left barrel band and a gold filled Rampant Colt is on the left side of the frame. 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 “MM68538”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “LE0177”.
Barrel Length: 8” with Full Length Vented Top Rib and Full Length Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red ramped blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation fixed to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece smooth lacquered walnut grips are outfitted with finger grooves and sport a medallion on the left grip with displays the Colt dome and reads “COLT LEGACY EDITION / LIMITED EDITION”. The grips exhibit only very light evidence of handing and are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: ”Black Pearl” Titanium
Finish Originality: All 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 99% of its metal finish. Three tiny compression marks are present on the front left edge of the top rib and a small compression mark is visible on the left side of the underlug, about 1 ¼” from the barrel. The cylinder release latch, hammer and trigger are plated in 24 carat gold and exhibit almost no evidence of use. Light handling marks are present on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The gun comes in the original blue plastic Colt case which exhibits very little evidence of use and is in Excellent condition. The original Anaconda Safety and Instruction Manual is in the slot on the inside lid, appears to have never been removed and is in Excellent condition. Two tags regarding the handling of the pistol are included which are in Fine condition. A brass key in Excellent condition and a small plastic box with a Rampant Colt pin in Excellent condition are also contained in the case.
Our Assessment: The American History Foundation issued 1000 “Legacy Edition” Colt Anaconda revolvers in 1994. This one is number 177. These pistols are beautiful, being the first titanium finished pistols ever made and adorned with gold filled scroll work. This pistol has very little evidence of use and likely has never been fired. The gold plated hammer, trigger and cylinder release latch along with the gold filled engraving make for a stunning visual, which will immediately become the centerpiece of your collection.