SOLD FOR: $3400
Model: Classic .357 Magnum Automatic
Serial Number: HFA7351
Year of Manufacture: 2013-2020
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Coonan .357″ and “MAGNUM / AUTOMATIC”. The barrel is marked “.357 MAG”. The right side of the frame is marked “HFA7351” and “Coonan, Inc. Blaine, MN”.
Barrel Length: The barrel is 5.5? and has a permanently attached compensator giving an overall length of 6.75?. A spare 5? barrel is included.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon night sight front blade dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch fixed Novak Low-Mount style Trijicon Night sight, dovetailed and screw-set to the rear of the slide. The night sights are slightly dimmed but still luminous in dark conditions.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood. There are minor nicks and compression marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The sides of the slide and frame are brushed stainless. The top of the slide and bottom of the frame have a matte stainless finish.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: Both barrels display sharp rifling and no erosion. In my opinion, both bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some spots of discoloration on the matte portions, most noticeable on the compensator and slide stop. There are some scattered light handling marks. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger pull is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a through cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: included is a 5″ barrel, soft case, spare recoil springs, Lucas Oil, and three 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: Looking like a 1911 pistol on steroids, the Coonan .357 is an impressive firearm by any metric. An elegant solution to a complex engineering problem, the Coonan allows use of rimmed .357 Magnum ammunition in a semi-automatic platform. Fans of the 1911 pistol platform will be right at home with the Coonan and the substantial 48 oz. weight, as well as the installed compensator, will help tame the recoil of the .357 Magnum cartridge. Dan Coonan was forced to close his doors in 1998 and while he returned to the market in the late 2000s with the Coonan Classic model, the company has closed and Coonan pistols are no longer manufactured. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the Coonan pistols and with it’s magnificent condition and extra barrel this one will hold as much appeal for the shooters as it will with collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!
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