<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by imthduke: I am a newbie....but eager to learn colts....what is a Kodiak? Saw one for sale.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Kodiak is essentially an Anaconda with unfluted cylinder, ported barrel, a unique set of pachmayer grips, and different roll markings...."Kodiak", paw print, etc.. Colt also produced a cousin called the Grizzly, which was basically a SS King Cobra with unfluted cylinder, ported barrel, same grips as the Kodiak, and with "Grizzly" and paw print roll markings. I tend to believe the 2000 Kodiak, and 500 Grizzly production numbers, because I've run across several Kodiaks, and was able to purchase one with little effort. The Grizzly was a five year search, and I located two in the same week. Haven't laid eyes on one since. I do know, that if the 500 number is correct, there are now only 499, because I have the barrel, cylinder, grips,and internal parts that were purchased after one went through a police chop shop, and the frame was destroyed. I hope the idiot responsible for that one is happy. Anyway, that's it in a nutshell...Happy hunting!
So, you're the one who bought the Grizzly.
It was mint in the box and he was asking $800 firm. He was set up in the small back building correct ?
I had a hard time putting it down when I had it. Congrats.
It looks like a King Cobra with a Python Barrel.
Well, let me tell ya.
I had it in my hot little hands. It was marked $850 and looked sweet. I asked the age old question, what's your best price ?
He said $800. I wasn't about to put the gun down. I happened to pop the cylinder open to take a look a little closer and noticed that the firing end of the cylinder was missing it's nickle and the copper that was underneath the nickel was all over the end. I hemmed and hawed and finally dropped the weapon. It was very clean other than the end of the cylinder. Ohhh well.
On to the next one.