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I've been researching Anaconda serial numbers and model numbers for a while.

Here's what I've been able to piece together from the Colt Date of Manufacture database.

The Colt database contains almost no data regarding Anacondas built in 1990 thru 1994. There are a few listed, but not very many. Not one of the First Edition models are listed.

Starting with 1995, the Anaconda serial numbers MM60000 thru MM84870 are pretty stable - all report a manufacture date of 1995. Serial number MM01047 is also 1995.

Serial numbers MM84970 thru MM86586 jump back and forth from 1995 to 1996 to 1997 - back and forth - no rhyme nor reason - it's just a mess.

At serial number MM86600, the database numbers again stabilize thru serial number MM93644, showing a manufacture date of 1996.

1997 serial numbers are MM93645 → MM99085.

1998 serial numbers are MM99086 → MM99999, and then the new AN serial number set begins. 1998 serial numbers are AN01001 → AN05442. Serial numbers MM01004, MM01006, MM01007, MM01010, MM01027 and MM01044 were also 1998.

1999 serial numbers are AN05443 → AN10496.

2000 serial numbers are AN10497 → AN11741.

2001 serial numbers are AN11743 → AN11952, also MM01031.

2002 serial numbers are AN11953 → AN12455

2003 serial numbers are AN12456 → AN13000.

I don't know if Colt is planning to add the 1990 thru 1994 serial numbers or not. Until then it would seem that we must rely on anecdotal serial number data.

If you would like to help generate a useful Date of Birth database for the Anaconda, here's what you can do.

If you have a Colt Letter for your Anaconda (or have verbal year of manufacture confirmation from Colt Customer Service) please PM me with your serial number and model number.

If you don't know your gun's model number, see chart below.
 

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Tim -- Very nice research. Thanks for sharing and centralizing the information.
 

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Where are all of the Anaconda owners?
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Trying to learn as much as I can. I have an old 8" Anaconda Serial # MM4742X. Am I correct in understanding it was made prior to 1995?
 

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Trying to learn as much as I can. I have an old 8" Anaconda Serial # MM4742X. Am I correct in understanding it was made prior to 1995?
Anaconda serial numbers used to determine date of manufacture is a hard thing to do with any degree of accuracy. The closest serial number to yours that I have in my database is MM468xx and was made in 1993. I have no data on guns made in 1994. The earliest number I have for 1995 is MM60000.

In my opinion, your Anaconda was made in late 1993 or 1994.

That's just my opinion. There's just not enough data to be more accurate.
 

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I love the big snakes and have a few, although I've not lettered any of them. Just purchased a .45LC with a 4" barrel - fantastic condition with only a very faint turn line, but no box. Any idea how many in this configuration were produced? Sorry for thread drift!
 

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I love the big snakes and have a few, although I've not lettered any of them. Just purchased a .45LC with a 4" barrel - fantastic condition with only a very faint turn line, but no box. Any idea how many in this configuration were produced? Sorry for thread drift!
No idea on those production numbers. Only Colt knows, and they aren't telling.


You can call Colt Customer Service @ (800-962-COLT(2658)) and ask them what year your gun was made. Then send me a PM with the information to be added to the Anaconda Serial Number database.
 

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I must have a fairly early model (MM19499) (8" SS in .44 Magnum). Actually I just sold it last week to another forum member.
 

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No idea on those production numbers. Only Colt knows, and they aren't telling.


You can call Colt Customer Service @ (800-862-COLT(2658)) and ask them what year your gun was made. Then send me a PM with the information to be added to the Anaconda Serial Number database.
Tim, I think you have a wrong digit in the phone number. Should be 800-962-2658.

I sent you a PM.
 

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Tim, I think you have a wrong digit in the phone number. Should be 800-962-2658.
You're quite right, Dan. Thanx - I've fixed it.
 

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I have serial number MM 05841, which I bought prior to April '94. That doesn't seem to fit with the listings here.
I sent it to Colt in early '95 for service to the lockwork, which was beat to c&*% by the previous owner.
 

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I have serial number MM 05664
8'' 44 mag


I Just called them.
Nice young man said year of manufacture was 1991

 

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I have serial number MM 05841, which I bought prior to April '94. That doesn't seem to fit with the listings here.
I sent it to Colt in early '95 for service to the lockwork, which was beat to c&*% by the previous owner.
Thanks for your post. Your purchase of the gun before April '94 only means that it was made prior to that event. That doesn't help us a lot. However, based on the post by DJDave, I would venture to guess that your Anaconda (MM05841) was made in 1991. Without confirmation from Colt CS, that is only an opinion.
 

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I have serial number MM 05664
8'' 44 mag
I Just called them.
Nice young man said year of manufacture was 1991
Thanks, Dave. That's a help and MM05664 is the earliest 1991 Anaconda I have on record.
 

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Anaconda owners:
Make that call to Colt (800-962-2658) and find out what year your Anaconda was made, then drop me a note with serial number, model number and year made. Thanks in advance.
 

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Thought I would use this thread to show my "new to me" 4" Anaconda. It is a Model MM3040, Ser # MM705xx made in 1995.













Make that call to Colt (800-962-2658) and find out what year your Anaconda was made, then drop me a note with serial number, model number and year made. Thanks in advance.
 

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Anyone else want to help establish this Anaconda database?
 
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