Model: Kodiak (like the Anaconda BUT with porting and an unfluted cylinder
Serial Number: CKA0330
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt KODIAK / 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 “CKA0330”. 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.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red ramped blade pinned to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered rubber with finger grooves and serpent Colt medallions. There are a few minor handling marks and compression marks and the checkering exhibits minor signs of use. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original (the surface may have been more polished in places the was factory shipped.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. there is surface scratching to the finish and the cylinder has a much more polished appearance than the frame. The gun has been fired, cared for and cleaned regularly. most of the marks are lightly in the finish. The gun could easily be polished if that was the desired finish. The light scratching gives the gun a more honest appearance. There is a light drag line to the cylinder. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the cylinder lockup is tight. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes in the original blue plastic Colt Case, Colt factory paperwork, and outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has tape repairs to the corners. Please see our pictures for a better idea.
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. then colt added a few upgrades and stepped away from the snake names and came out with the Kodiak. The Kodiak is an Anaconda, but with porting and a unfluted cylinder. What Colt did was take a great gun and made it better, more attuned for hunting. After all, the follow-up should have less recoil, if ever needed, and years of hunting has made us deaf already. If you ever decide to have it engraved then the cylinder will give more area for that perfect scene. It would feel great to unholster this gun in the field and drop a bear only a few yards away… during deer season. Not to mention you are probably the only guy hunting with one.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.