SOLD FOR: $2201
Model: Anaconda (#MM3060)
Serial Number: MM20698
Year of Manufacture: 1992
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 “MM20698”. 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 “M”.
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 notch leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the top strap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black rubber finger-grooved with Colt medallions. Minor nicks and drag lines can be seen in the smooth areas on the bottom. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 95% of its metal finish. There are minor nicks and hairline scuffs scattered about the metal. This wear is most notable in the forward edges of the barrel and the cylinder. The cylinder also has a distinct turn line through the finish. Screws are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. There is minor play on each chamber even with the trigger depressed. The double action pull is smooth, and the single action is light. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Anaconda includes a serial-matching blue factory snap-case, an outer cardboard box, and the manual.
Our Assessment: Colt introduced the Anaconda built on a new, heavy “AA” frame to compete with the Ruger Redhawk and Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolvers. Our impression is that the Anaconda probably offers a smoother double action pull over the Ruger and is more rugged than the Smith & Wesson. This revolver is great for target shooting. Being such a well built gun, it is likely to become a favorite addition to your Colt stable of serpent guns, but with its high condition, Colt collectors will be champing at the bit. Good luck and happy bidding!