What do you Think of the 45 LC version of the Anaconda? Good piece to get?
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    What do you Think of the 45 LC version of the Anaconda? Good piece to get?

    Hello all. I am considering a second colt revolver. my first was a colt python .357. I am considering now an Anaconda; 45 long colt or 44 magnum? any thoughts? what if I am getting an unfired piece for collecting purposes? will that change your answer? thank you.

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    Welcome to the Forum,
    You may get more views by posting in the revolver section. This Forum is for long guns (rifles). I've asked the Moderator to move it for you.

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    If you can find a .45 Colt Anaconda...buy it. Especially if it's a 5" barrel version...rare but they're out there. I saw a new one years ago in a store when they were still in production...didn't buy it as I was going though a divorce at the time. Big mistake...shoulda found a way to buy it but that's in the past now. No do-overs.
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    thank Snidely...

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    The 5” is very rare and the 4” is also hard to come by.Id grab either one if I had the funds available,enjoy it and sell for a nice profit when I grew bored with it

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    The only Anaconda I got to shoot was a 6 inch .44 magnum a friend had almost 30 years ago. It was supremely accurate, 200 meter rams were a snap! Two bad things I remember about it: the cheesy rubber grips it came with practically fell apart after a few hundred rounds, and when he traded it off, I missed my chance to get it. At this late date I can't recall if he didn't offer it to me or my general prejudice against stainless steel at the time clouded my judgement.
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    I was looking at a .45 but it was Magnaported. Not sure if that was factory or not.

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    Magnaporting was a factory option for the Anaconda. I'm not sure if Colt did the porting or if they sent barrels to Magnaport to have it done. I have a 4" Anaconda that's Magnaported and a 6" I sent back to Colt for porting.
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    Itís my understanding that Colt did some of the porting in-house and also sent some barrels out to Mag Na Port to have the porting done. The difference was when Colt did the ports they were circular holes versus the Mag Na Port elongated slots. Some refer to them as trapezoidal cuts. Iíve noticed although that even though Mag Na Port is a private company and their porting is patented some folks use the name as a general meaning when referring to a firearm having barrel porting. Anyway, as mentioned Colt did some porting, outsourced some to Mag Na Port, and some Coltís were aftermarket ported by others. I would think that only the ones that were ported by Colt or outsource before leaving the factory would letter as being factory ported. But with Colt sometimes you never really know.i
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    My 4" Anaconda has the elongated porting which I believe is from Magnaport...I assume Colt probably sent them barrels as it was a proprietary process and there was little need to license and set up the process at the Colt factory...plus easier to send barrels rather than entire revolvers and the addition shipping costs and security concerns. My 6" Anaconda, which I sent to Colt in 2000 for their ultimate polishing and porting came back with the porting holes in the barrel...I believe it was called the "Keeper" system. I don't believe it was done by drilling but by a different method.

    The lower photo shows the difference between the two styles.


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