Model: Anaconda (MM3040DT)
Serial Number: AN09181
Year of Manufacture: 1999
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 “AN09181”. 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: 4″
Sights / Optics: There is a blade front sight with an orange insert. The rear sight is adjustable square notch with a white outline pinned to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips currently on the pistol are rubber finger groove with Colt medallions and colt banner logo. The checkering to the rubber grips is still in great condition. There are some light scratches and nicks in the rubber. There are no major defects. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: 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 98% of its metal finish. The gun does not appear to have been used much. The frame and cylinder have light surface scratches from cleaning. There is a light drag line on the surface of the cylinder. Most these marks should polish out in our opinion. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine – Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes in a Colt blue hard case with matching end label and some factory paperwork.
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. The pistol sports a nice 4″ barrel, great for carrying.
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. This does not apply to out of state residents.