SOLD FOR: $3681.01
Model: Anaconda (MM4560DT)
Serial Number: AN04885
Year of Manufacture: 1998 (Per COLT)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT ANACONDA / —45 COLT—”. 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 “AN04885”. 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 “S”.
Barrel Length: 6?
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 Colt branded grip with finger grooves. Each side has silver-colored Colt medallions. The grip has just minor handling wear in addition to the minor discoloration. The checkering is well-defined. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Bright Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is some light stubborn fouling running along the lands.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. Beyond a few very minor indications of handling, this revolver is 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 plastic 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 ideal for target shooting, or extremely cool home defense. With a 6″ barrel, this large frame revolver will provide quite a bit of direction and additional energy to the legendary .45 chambering. A previous owner went to great lengths to preserve the original appearance and feel of the product as it would have shipped in the 90s, with a well made facsimile shipping box and facsimile paperwork. The winning bidder will have a fantastic overall package, the highlight of which is the near-perfect revolver contained within. Good luck and happy bidding!