SOLD FOR: $2825
Serial Number: MM41982
Year of Manufacture: 1993 (Colt Serial Lookup)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Double Action SA/DA Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder
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 notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the rear of the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black rubber with finger grooves and Rampant Colt medallions. The grips show light handling and storage marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a faint turn line on the cylinder and a few scattered light handling marks. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with barely perceptible play when the trigger is pressed. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a non-labeled Colt blue polymer case and an instruction 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 the Anaconda probably offers a smoother double-action pull than the Ruger and is more rugged than the S&W. This revolver is great for target shooting. As such a well-built gun, it is likely to become a favorite addition to your Colt stable of range guns, but with its high condition, Colt collectors will have a hard time convincing themselves to put the first burn-ring on the cylinder. Good luck in your bidding!