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Hello,

new to the forum and already out with a question. i was at the gun store and there happened to be a 6" anaconda for sale. it claimed to be "like new" and "unfired". it was close to closing time so i only gave it a quick overview but it did seem to be very very clean - for a used gun, no burn or carbon marks, no residue in the barrel, and dripping in oil. true all those can be accomplished by a very good owner to make it seem new. But, the gun still had very sharp corners.

The one item that did stand out to me was the muzzle. On this gun the muzzle was flush with the end of the barrel whereas every other anaconda ive seen (my uncle has one and scrolling through google images) has a crown and recessed muzzle. So, my question is, did anacondas ever come without the crown/recessed muzzle or has this barrel been tampered with???

Also, the rubber grips had gold medallions instead of nickel...

on a side note, the serial number listed on the website was MM01xxx (per their policy they dont put the entire serial online) and i did not pay close attention to the serial when i was handling it. But one can assume this was probably an earlier production piece. my uncle's is MM67xxx and was bought in the '94/95 timeframe.

Thanks for any help.
 

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I would say it has been modified. I don't believe Colt ever changed their tooling.

The Grips are interchangeable with the King Cobras and often the 150th Anniversary grips migrate onto the Anaconda. I wouldn't say that devalues the gun any, they're not original but without the original box and paperwork the impact is miniscule.
 

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The Anaconda had a Python type muzzle with the extended "ring". If the "ring" section is missing, the barrel may have been modified by shortening and altering the actual crown to a recessed type.
On some Anacondas the "ring" was very short, much shorter than the Python, so short that it wasn't much more than a slightly raised ridge.
I "think" (note the qualifier) that later Anacondas had a recessed muzzle much like the later "Enhanced" King Cobra had.

Earlier Colt catalogs show the Anaconda with Pachmayr rubber grips with Gold Colt medallions. Later catalogs show them with Silver.
Colt was known for using both, switching back and forth for no known reason.
 
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