COLT Anaconda Model 6″ Bright Stainless .44 Magnum Revolver & Box, 1995

SOLD FOR: $1,301.00

WOA#: WY240324DH010

Make: Colt

Model: Anaconda

Serial Number: MM80383

Year of Manufacture: 1995 (

Caliber: .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 “MM80383”. 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, the rear with “M”.

Barrel Length: 6″

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a serrated orange plastic insert, pinned to the barrel’s ventilated rib. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the topstrap.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black rubber with finger grooves, silver Colt medallions and Colt banners molded to the bottom on each side. There is some scuffing in the smooth borders. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Bright Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is some stubborn copper fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear, including a thin turn line on the cylinder. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with virtually no play on each chamber. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver comes in a blue plastic Colt case with factory paperwork including manual. There is no label on the case.

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 winning bidder will have a lovely all around package, which includes a positively gorgeous revolver that has nary a problem. This will become a prized part of any good collection. Good luck and happy bidding!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

COLT Anaconda Model 6" Bright Stainless .44 Magnum Revolver & Box, 1995
COLT Anaconda Model 6″ Bright Stainless .44 Magnum Revolver & Box, 1995