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I was curious as to whether you guys have or have seen any 4 inch Kodiaks ? Do you only see the 6 inchers ?
That's all I've seen.

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Not that I am aware of but you know Colts.Anything is possible and could show up someday.We all argued for the longest on the is there a Diamondback in 38 spec 6" Nickel.Well I have 3 pictures of different guns and tried to buy one of them but they wanted 2000.00 for it.Might have been worth it but not to me.As for that 4" Kodiak I would guess if it does exist it would be a real bargin.HaHa
 

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The reason I'm asking is because it's listed in the Blue Book and I had never seen or heard of one.

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According to the accompanying documentation that came with the Kodiak it came in 6".

"The Kodiak is a stainless steel .44 Magnum featuring a 6" Magna-ported barrel, a non fluted cylinder, fitted with na set of Pachmayr Decelerator grips. a Kodiak paw print roll mark as well as special serial number run."
 

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It's the only one I've seen, but I can see it whenever I want! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
The other one is a .44 Custom Shop tuned model from that first run in 1992 or so.

Sorry the pic is terrible. I'm not allowed to use the good camera.
 

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Kool.... Sasquatch does exist. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Krap, one more I need to find. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

The last 6 incher that was on GB sold for a mere $1800. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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The other one is a .44 Custom Shop tuned model from that first run in 1992 or so.

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First Kodiak I've seen with a fluted cylinder.
 

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If you've seen one fluted, odds are that the cylinder was switched out. I've never seen one fluted. Kodiak that is.

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No, the top one with the fluted cylinder is just a .44 Anaconda but came from the Custom Shop.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
 

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Counting the two 4 in. Kodiaks mentioned in this thread makes a grand total of four that I've seen over the years compared to about ten of the 6 in. One of which I can fondle any time I wish... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif That's a small sample of the +/-2000 in existance, so I doubt if 40% of the total were 4 in.
 

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One more thing I noticed about the Gunbroker Kodiak. It has the wrong grips. The Kodiaks and Grizzlys came with limited edition Custom Shop black "Goodyears" with the serpentine Colt logo medallions, not the rampant colt medallions. I discussed this at length with various people at the Colt factory while I was looking for a replacement set for one of my Grizzlys that had a small blemish on the grip. They only made enough grips for those particular guns, none for spare parts inventory, and the grip vendor refused to make a set for any price even if I supplied the medallions.
 

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Ouch. That's great info to know.
That's what I like about this board. Learning and sharing info.
That means, don't think you can buy the Kodiak or Grizzly and replace the grips if they are replaced with non factory grips.
Great info.
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That means, don't think you can buy the Kodiak or Grizzly and replace the grips if they are replaced with non factory grips.
Great info.
Thanks, Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

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Exactly. I've scrounged gun shows from Tulsa to Cleveland, to San Antonio, and many others in between for several years, and came up blank. None of the grip specialists even knew what I was talking about, so I started carrying a close up photograph. The only set I ever found was with a Grizzly parts set I purchased of the internet. The parts set came from a police confiscated Grizzly that had the frame chopped into pieces.....(Boo-hoo-hoo with lots of tears)..so there is one less Grizzly than the controversial estimated totals. Unfortunately, when I received the parts kit, the grips were scuffed. I knew it was a risk, especially since it was confiscated evidence, but I was hoping for better.
 
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