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    Colt Anaconda

    I have been looking at Colt Anacondas and I have read that the first Anacondas had accuracy problems but in later models Colt fixed the problems.
    Could someone tell me what year the problems were all fixed. Also did Colt fix the problems with the earlier models that were sold.
    Please advise, Thanks a lot,
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    I've never heard of accuracy problems with the Anaconda...there was with early Model 2000 pistols due to some out of spec barrels being installed...but never an Anaconda. I have an a fairly early Anaconda (in the 6000 serial range) and it's more accurate than I can hold it.
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    I purchased a 2001 PDT 8 inch 44 mag Anaconda from a fellow forum member a few months ago. I installed a Burris 3-7x scope and, as Snidely said, it is very accurate. I intend to shoot it at 50 and 100 yds. I’m still determining what reloads I want to make so I’ve been shooting at the 25 yds range so I can use my chronograph (range rules). It’s a joke distance with a scope, I had 5 out of 6 rounds fit within 1/2 inch or so (bench supported) and that was my first reload I tried!

    VERY happy!

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    My info. comes from Wikipedia which says " When originally introduced Anacondas were plagued with poor accuracy etc. ".
    I just wanted to know when Colt made the barrel change to correct the problem.
    Comments ???
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    Wally

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    Wikipedia is a highly unreliable source for information.
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    There was a recall on certain Anacondas for a improperly heat treated transfer bar.As far as I know there was never an accuracy problem.I have two Anacondas and they are quite accurate.

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    Maybe some Ruger or S&W guy doctored the Wikipedia entry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    Maybe some Ruger or S&W guy doctored the Wikipedia entry?
    Exactly what I was thinking !
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    I worked a few evening shifts here and there at a Colt dealer when the Anaconda debuted. I wasn’t interested in them, but a friend was- he eventually purchased an 8” .44 and 4” .45.

    I have a vague memory of accuracy problems in the first run of .44s that was corrected with a small recall. I think there might have been a replacement transfer bar as well, but I can’t remember. I am 99% sure Colt quickly replaced some initial barrels, corrected the problem, and it was rightfully quickly forgotten.

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    Colt Anaconda's were the least produced revolvers of the modern era. Stainless steel in .44 magnum followed by the rare-ish 45Colt version (no L ever!) these revolvers are highly desirable. Got a 4" Anaconda in 45Colt?

    I could be wrong, & correct me if I am, but Colt made their New Service revolvers for WW1 in .455 & .45acp. Not in 45Colt.
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