SOLD FOR: $2835
Model: Anaconda (MM3040)
Serial Number: MM11342
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (Per COLT)
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 “MM11342”. 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 square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber Pachmayr “Presenatation” grip with finger grooves. Each side has gold-colored Colt medallions. The grip has just minor handling wear. The checkering is sharp. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Bright 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 99% of its metal finish. Beyond a few very minor indications of handling, this revolve ris free of any notable wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with virtually no play on each chamber. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Anaconda will ship in blue platic Colt snap case which will itself be housed in a worthy facsimile shipping box. Included also are several facsimile factory handouts.
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. A previous owner went to great lengths to preserve the original appearance and feel of the product as it would have shipped in the early 90s, with a well made facsimile shipping box and facsimile paperwork. The winning bidder will have a lovely all around package, which includes a positively gorgeous revolver that has nary a problem. This will become a prized part of any good collection. Good luck and happy bidding!