SOLD FOR: $2626
Model: Anaconda (MM3040)
Serial Number: MM16603
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 “MM16603”. The left side of the frame is marked with a Rampant Colt logo. The front top left side of the trigger guard is marked with the Verified Proof, the rear with “0”.
Barrel Length: 4?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a serrated orange plastic insert, pinned to the barrel’s ventilated rib. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black rubber with silver-colored Colt medallions. The grips have minor handling wear with some light scuffing in the smooth borders. The checkering is well defined. There are no rips or tears, but there is some flashing around the edges. Overall, the grips are in Very Good-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 96% of its metal finish. There are some light scratches on the left of the frame above the trigger and on the right of the frame at the bottom-front. There is light wear on the frame from the grips, concealed when they are installed. There are a few other scattered minor marks. The action shows light operational wear with a thin turn-line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with barely perceptible play on each chamber. 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 Colt blue hard case with matching end label on the cardboard sleeve and some factory paperwork including manual.
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. With a 4″ barrel, this large frame revolver is still handy enough to carry when you’re in areas expecting bear or other predators. With its original box, it will also interest Colt enthusiasts who collect the “Serpent” revolvers. Please see our photos and good luck!