The Kodiak is based on the MM frame. It was produced in 44 Mag. Or simply put, a fancy Anaconda with an unfluted cylinder. The Kodiak, which is unlisted in most documentation had a production run of 2000 starting with serial number CKA001. Despite not being in the ¬í94 catalog they did indeed produce the full run.
Special touches are ported barrels. They also have a distinctive Colt Medallion from the custom shop that I have only seen on the Kodiak and Grizzly. They sport the rubber combat style (with finger grooves) grips. And they did come from the custom shop.
The Kodiak (and the Grizzly) were exclusive to Western Hogee (a big distributor like Lew Horton, but not nearly as well known) of southern California and had an initial suggested retail price of about $650.
I have one of each, the Kodiak, and the Grizzly, and WS23 has described the Kodiak well. I have never seen either at a gun show, but about once or twice a year, one will pop up on one of the internet sites. I haven't tracked prices, but would guess a NIB would bounce around the 1200-1500 arena if you try to buy through one of the internet auctions.
I'm just beginning to master(hahaha)the world of digital photograhy, and hope to build a photographic record of my entire collection, but that will have to wait until my workshop/reloading area is unboxed, and reassembled, after a major basement overhaul is completed...aka winter project.
A well used 90%(sellers rating-not mine) Kodiak popped up on Gunsamerica, this morning, priced at $895.00. It appears to be intact, all original, but no box papers etc. This will, at least, provide you a picture. GA itm number is 976621278
I understand the pain of the photographing my collection, takes forever. I started just shooting basic pics, but now it has evolved into the addition of some glamour shots. I did it all into a microsoft powerpoint presentation. It looks pretty nice, I have a the title, pic S/N, purchase date and price along with a note regarding its current condition and price. I could give u some pointers if you need.
Before our basement overhaul project eliminated my work area, I was experimenting with all sorts of artificial light sources, direct, indirect, flash, no flash, backdrops, etc. and nearly pulled my hair out trying to get clear pics without all the reflections. I turn green when I see the quality of some of the photographs posted on the forums. A shutterbug I ain't.