Colt have announced the return of one of its iconic snake guns – the Anaconda. With the recent ownership change at Colt, many of us wondered what the company’s first moves would be. The reintroduction of the Anaconda and the continuation of their retro rifle line appear to be smart initial moves.
Colt broke the news with a post on Facebook and have shared some more details. The classic 90s snake gun will be available in 6 and 8 inch barrel lengths and chambered in .44 Magnum. Colt note that the 2021 Anaconda has been redesigned with a stronger frame and an oversized Python action but retains the iconic Anaconda look.
It’s the news many fans of Colt’s wheelguns had been hoping for. Back in September last year, our very own Adam Scepaniak predicted that 2021 might be the year of the Anaconda’s rebirth. Check out Adam’s article here.
Here’s what Colt have to say about the return of the Anaconda:
WEST HARTFORD, CONN., (March 22, 2021) — Colt’s popular Snake Gun revolver series gains a new addition with the updated Anaconda. The Anaconda is a six-round, large frame, U.S. forged stainless steel double-action revolver chambered in 44 Magnum. It is available nationwide at Colt Stocking Dealers for $1,499 MSRP.
The 2021 Anaconda has been fully re-designed to utilize an oversized Python action with a bulked-up frame for added strength. The leaf-spring action provides a non-stacking, smooth-as-glass trigger pull. Recoil-absorbing Hogue overmolded grips are interchangeable with all Colt Python grips. The sights are elevation and windage adjustable, and interchangeable with a simple Allen key.
Its iconic profile comes from the full-lug, ventilated rib barrel, available in 6″ and 8″ lengths. A recessed target crown offers protection and like all Colt revolvers, the cylinder rotates clockwise. The frame is drilled and tapped for optic mounts, making the Anaconda an unstoppable huntsman’s sidearm.
“The Anaconda is a legendary piece of the Snake Gun series and fills a unique space in the revolver market,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director at Colt. “Our team was dedicated to making this revival worthy of the Colt name while serving the needs of today’s gun owner.”
First manufactured in the 1990’s, it is now the fourth Snake Gun re-released by Colt. The Cobra, King Cobra, and Python have all seen a successful re-introduction to the market. The Anaconda is manufactured at Colt headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Here are the specs for the 6 and 8 inch Anacondas.
Both revolvers have an MSRP of $1,499 and will be shipping nationwide, check out www.colt.com for more information.
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