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Someone tell me Colt is bringing back the Anaconda.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by brutus51, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

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    I guess some Anacondas might have had a timing issue. Never heard much about it. The ones I own have been shot quite a bit and never a problem with them.
     
  2. brutus51

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    Wow when I look at that pistol it brings back memories of Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.
    Waited 6 weeks for his decoder ring & whistle. Watched the mail box everyday.:rofl:
     
  3. BobWright

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    That was indeed a Mountie's revolver. The backstrap was stamped "R.N.W.M.P. 1245" for Royal North West Mounted Police. It was originally a .455 Eley, reamed to .45 Colt when I got the gun. As shown, it was a .44 Special. I spent $34.95 for the gun, and another $60. customizing it!

    Bob Wright
     
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  4. JeeperCreeper

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    Why would I but a Colt when I can get a Dan Wesson??

    Just kidding... Sorta.

    Obviously if the python is a roaring success, Colt would want to green-light the big boy.

    So that being said, anyone know how well the New Python is selling?? I've only heard it mentioned once up here in Alaska and I'm a gun shop rat.
     
  5. captain awesome

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    I assume quite well since Colt still hasn't caught up with their production to the amount of Pythons that are on order from various places.
     
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  6. AustinTX

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    They’re all selling, most for way over MSRP.
     
  7. macadore

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    I wanted to get an Anaconda right after they came out. I hoped it would handle like a Python. I was really disappointed. After handling one I bought a S&W M29 which I still have.
     
  8. AustinTX

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    Yeah, I never got why some folks were so enamored with them. The Anaconda is one of the very ugliest modern revolvers to my eyes. They were cruder than Rugers and priced above Model 29s. Quite a winning combo.
     
  9. Mosin Bubba

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    I'm guessing the Anaconda will come before the Diamondback. For one, the Anaconda's a bigger name, and the name and cachet of the snake guns is what Colt is really selling more than anything.

    The other thing is that 38-only revolvers just don't sell that well any more. Customers want a 38/357 for everything, even snub noses, which I just think is weird. But anyway. Smith can only keep one variant of the Model 64 in production these days, and they don't even sell the 10 anymore except as a "Classic". Ruger's only offering for 38 Spl is an LCR variant. For a full-sized revolver, 357 is definitely the expectation, and I don't see people lining up to buy a 38 Diamondback when they can have a 357 Python for probably the same amount of money.
     
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  10. el Godfather

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    I still have my Colt Anaconda back from the days. I almost took it out to shoot today but got distracted.

    i got plenty of magtech for it and it needs range time.


    As far as bringing them back I am not too excited as I bought mine with the understanding that its collectible now- guess not any more. I actually traded it with something worth around $2,000/- in 2011.

    will go check now to see how much do they go for and what changed?
     
  11. ColtPythonElite

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    What changed?....Most everybody that wanted one got one. Now prices are falling. Happens to nearly all "hot" collectibles.
     
  12. brutus51

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    As stated earlier throat dimensions for the .45 Colt models were way oversize causing accuracy problems, otherwise I would have gotten one back then. Read about several owners buying custom built cylinders to fix the problem. Hoping a new version would have the correct throat dimensions.
     
  13. ATCDoktor

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    I have had this one in 45 Colt since 2008.
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    I found it in a local pawnshop marked at $700 and talked them down to $650 OTD.

    One of the few times I got over on a pawnbroker

    I haven’t shot it much, maybe a couple of hundred rounds in the last 12 years or so.

    It’s a decent shooter for sure.
     
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  14. DeepSouth

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    The only reason I haven’t bought one the new Colts is because I’m holding out for a new Colt in 44mag. I’ve always wanted a Colt revolver and a 44 mag, sadly I have neither right now but if I can get both in one purchase I’ll jump on it.

    lit it doesn’t happen in the next 3ish years, I’ll probably end up a 1917 Colt 45acp, and a 80’s S&W model 29 of some sort.
     
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    I'm guessing either Colt or Kimber will release a large frame sooner or later and my 45 Blackhawk is holding me over till then.
     
  16. RugRev

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    "I'm guessing the Anaconda will come before the Diamondback. For one, the Anaconda's a bigger name, and the name and cachet of the snake guns is what Colt is really selling more than anything.

    The other thing is that 38-only revolvers just don't sell that well any more."

    Although not traditional Colt could use the King Cobra Target sort as a base with a ventilated rib barrel in .357. With a somewhat thinner, ventilated rib barrel it could work.
     
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