SOLD FOR: $3,025.00
Serial Number: MM94644
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Caliber: .44 Special and .44 Magnum
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 “MM94644”. 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 and the rear top left side is marked with a “G”.
Barrel Length: 6” Ported with Full Length Vented Top Rib and Full Length Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with orange insert pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation fixed to the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black checkered rubber with finger grooves and silver Rampant Colt medallions. There are a few minor handling marks and the left panel has a small mar on its rear toward the bottom. The grips rate in about Fine-plus 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.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only a turn-line on the cylinder and light handling marks. 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. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes in a blue plastic Colt Case with serial-matching label, one HKS speedloader, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and a letter from Colt verifying that this revolver is in its factory configuration, all in Excellent condition.
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 pistol comes in its original plastic case and with a letter from Colt. As this revolver has factory porting, it will be more comfortable to shoot than many .44 Magnums, but it will also make a tempting item for a Colt collection, especially with the box and letter. This revolver is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its stainless finish and little sign of use. Please see our photos and good luck!
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.