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Colt Reintroduces the Anaconda Revolver

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.


15 Responses to “Colt Reintroduces the Anaconda Revolver”

  1. Will says:

    Is it just me or does that dog look really heckin nervous about what is going to happen next..

    • Jbgleason says:

      I come here for the comments and this is the best one I have seen here in a long time. You win the internet for the day. Meanwhile, Colt’s Marketing execs hold hours of meetings over your take on the photo.

  2. erbi says:

    .41 mag please.

  3. Alpha2 says:

    I hope under CZ’s direction that Colt can start innovating again and quit resting on it’s laurels. These “new” revolvers are similar to the OG’s in name only, not the same fit, finish or quality of the snake revolvers of yesteryear.

    • Doug M. says:

      Alpha2 -Hate much? How about you actually go buy a new Colt revolver? Sure glad you know about the finish and quality without ever buying one in person. #Pathetic

      • BiblicalViolence says:

        @Dougie M.
        “Hate much?” and “#Pathetic” said in the same breath? Was your inspiration for that comment the mirror? It was as amusing as Colts asking price for the Anaconda.

        Alpha2’s sentiment about these legacy wheel guns are more prevelant than I think is typically realised. Comparing my own experience with a orginal Python and Trooper to the new Python, there’s hardly comparison. The shooter can feel the difference between the obvious of the trigger(s) and observable lock-up. For $1,500, I’d think some hand fitting and finishing would be in order…

    • Kilo Sierra says:

      Based on CZ’s recent history of canceling (most) production of older, more costly models (550 and most recently 527). I wouldn’t be overly optimistic…

  4. Milo310 says:

    Tell me you’re not white knight defending Colt, the same Colt that debuted the Colt Python for Shot Show 2020 and the cylider wouldn’t turn on multiple guns…

  5. The all seeing eye says:

    You will have to live with the 2021 MIM-Part quality if you buy a new production Colt. It is too late to cry about the difference of yesterdays Colts and todays Colts. With the mentality of buying the cheapest stuff no matter where it comes from, you all forced the companys like S&W and Colt to produce more cost effective and to introduce these mass production technologies. Hand finish and fitting is too expensive to survive in a market where people buy guns in the internet or a supermarket rather than their local gunsmith.. The Colt CEO is the former S&W CEO. No wonder do the new Colt revolvers look and feel the same like S&Ws. And yes the quality of both is horrible compared to the good ol times… I can say that after years of S&W warranty repairs.

    • Mike H. says:

      Should we get off your lawn, too?

    • Chuck says:

      I love the MIM comments. As a metallurgist and a machinist, modern MIM parts are strong as hell. These are not the porous parts of the ’80’s and early ’90’s. You rely on more MIM parts in extreme conditions on a daily basis than you realize. Not to mention that an improperly milled or heat treated part can fail just as easily. In fact, many parts you think are milled these days, simply have their MIM surfaces “kissed off” by machining processes. There isn’t any gun manufacturer that hasn’t been using MIM parts somewhere in their product for the last two decades.

      • The all seeing eye says:

        I understand that MIM parts are in general not something bad and that it is a very usefull technology. It safes costs.
        But when it comes to a Revolver, especially an iconic one, the MIM term refers more to the bad overall quality.
        The new revolvers are not hand fitted anymore. There is no hand finish. The tolerance of a canted barrel is around 11°! You can see with the bare eye that the barrels are totally not aligned with the rear sight. You have small particles from glass beading everywhere in the revolver. The timing is horrible. The ignition is horrible. You can not imagine how many revolvers need a warranty repair nowadays.. And you simply feel, that there is no soul in these guns. With a polymer pistol this may be ok, but if you buy a Revolver for 1600$, you definitely expect something else… don’t you?

  6. AbnMedOps says:

    Perhaps the future introduction of AI into robotic machining processes will make automated “hand fitting” economically viable.

  7. Mike says:

    My 2020 Python 4.25″ has none of the problems of the early serial # guns. Fit and finish is really excellent. The gun stays very clean even when shooting handloads. Lockup and indexing is perfect with almost no buildup between the top strap and barrel. I have been a Smith guy since 1970, but the new Smiths seem to have very serious manufacturing defects. My new S&W 617 was delivered without a serviceable forcing cone. I sent it back and Smith had to cut a forcing cone into the barrel as a damned repair job. That gun was dangerous because it spit lead everywhere and hit the guy shooting in the next bay in the face. Now my older Smiths are things of beauty and rival the quality of the 2020 Python, which is excellent. My favorite Revolver is a 1979 made S&W 17-4 Masterpiece…They named that gun accurately.