Model: Anaconda (MM3080)
Serial Number: MM28854
Year of Manufacture: Modern (early 1990’s) no information on Colt Website. The manual in the case is from 1992.
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 “MM28854”. 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: 8″
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. The checkering to the rubber grips is still in great condition. The gun has been handled very little and the grips exhibit that. 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. There is a light mark on the cylinder from normal operation and clearing. There are faint scratches on the surface from buffing and cleaning. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. There is a little bit of slack in the initial trigger pull.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes in a colt factory blue carry case. There is a cardboard outer sleeve that numbers to the gun and verifies the configuration. The manual was printed in 1992.
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. This would be a great Hunting companion, especially if you don’t need to even wear camo or step more then a few feet off the road to get your kill. A great addition to any hunting picture.
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.