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Old 12-25-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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My only safe queen

This is the only gun that I own that stays in the safe.
She gets out twice a year for maintenance but never fired.
I bought this new in 1994, ran a box of factory ammo through it and put it away.

Rich

COLT ANACONDA 4" BARREL 44 MAGNUM
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Old 12-25-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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I know how the market for Colt revolvers has gone through the roof, but no way could I own that gun and not shoot it. If I own it, I shoot it. No exceptions. Beautiful revolver, though. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-25-2016, 04:54 PM   #3
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That is a fine looking Colt. I'm with NCG though if I own it I shoot it.

If it starts gathering dust then it gets sold or traded.
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:43 PM   #4
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That's sure enough a beauty!
I'd be shootin it now and then too.
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Old 12-26-2016, 03:46 AM   #5
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Sure is a beauty, the owner of my local range has a collection of the Colt snake guns. A couple of them have never been fired. I would have a hard time owning one and not shooting it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:44 AM   #6
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I owned a Python, Diamondback .22LR, and a King Cobra. I shot all of them and sold them about a year ago. I made good money on them even though I shot them. The price has gone up even since then.
Yours is a beauty.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:27 AM   #7
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For sure, those Colt's would have been ones to collect back in the day as an investment, but, of course, who can ever predict where the gun market goes? Still, I'm going to predict that polymer guns will never reach collectible status in twenty years. Don't think I'll start a Glock collection anytime soon.
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:04 AM   #8
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Very nice. Colt should have never gotten out of DA revolvers.

That would be a good woods carry gun for NCG; she likes big wheelguns for shooting bears....

I'm with everyone else, if I own it, I shoot it. I can't afford to leave one alone as an investment, or an heirloom. I'm old enough that I'd be gone before one increased much, and have no one to leave it to either.
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Very nice. Colt should have never gotten out of DA revolvers.

That would be a good woods carry gun for NCG; she likes big wheelguns for shooting bears....

I'm with everyone else, if I own it, I shoot it. I can't afford to leave one alone as an investment, or an heirloom. I'm old enough that I'd be gone before one increased much, and have no one to leave it to either.
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:22 AM   #10
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I sure do, but I'd be paying a premium on that Colt for a gun that wouldn't shoot any better than what I already have. Maybe even not as good.
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Holy crap
What a bunch of enablers I reload for the 44 Mag but am not a big fan. My son has a S&W 629, 4" barrel and sent it to Magna-Port about 15 years ago so we shoot his...I load em light to 44 special specs. My favorite N frame is my S&W Model 57 no-dash, 4" barrel from 1979. Every other gun that I own gets shot. I am far from a collector..more of an accumulator. I do see your points of view though. Back in 1994 when I acquired this I had a 01 FFL and the snake series Colts were not collectable. This was bought for a fellow and he reneged on the deal so I just kept it for myself..ran a box of 240 gr factory loads and put it away. Rich

S&W MODEL 57 41 MAG 4" BARREL 1979
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They're not exactly giving away those vintage Smiths, these days, either.
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The snakes had lovely triggers.
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:35 PM   #14
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Spot on +1 NCG
I traded for the S&W 41 mag..I had a Ruger in 41 mag 6" barrel from 1980 that I traded straight up to a friend for the Model 57 several years ago as he was getting into hunting with a handgun and wanted a 6" barrel that he could add a scope. I do most of my handgun work on the combat range. It worked out well for both of us.
I spent some time in Crivitz, Wis. many moons ago hunting and fishing..probably misspelled it..just wondered if your familiar with that area. You folks be safe and have a happy and blessed New Year.

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Sure am. That's south and east of us. We're up in the Rhinelander area.

Speaking of old Smiths, hubby's favorite gun is a used 28-2 Highway patrolman that we picked up at an auction. People brag about ow rugged and durable a Ruger GP-100 is, but I don't think you can wear out a S&W 28, either. I put an old set of target grips on it to better suit his big paws.

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I bought a S&W Classic Hunter in 44mag when they were first introduced. It had adjustable sights on the front and rear, a non-fluted cylinder and a beautiful blue finish, with Hogue grips. I sold it too after owning it for many, many years. I shot it a lot and still made a good return on my money. The only sad thing about selling some of my old guns is I start to feel lonely, like I have lost some good friends. Here is a stock photo.....the picture of my gun is stuck inside my last computer that died.....grrrrrr.
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B-utiful!

However I shoot my python and that gives me a cheap(((((( thrill)))))))) I guess. LOL
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I bought a S&W Classic Hunter in 44mag when they were first introduced. It had adjustable sights on the front and rear, a non-fluted cylinder and a beautiful blue finish, with Hogue grips. I sold it too after owning it for many, many years. I shot it a lot and still made a good return on my money. The only sad thing about selling some of my old guns is I start to feel lonely, like I have lost some good friends. Here is a stock photo.....the picture of my gun is stuck inside my last computer that died.....grrrrrr.
My only 44 now, 5" fluted with Hogue wood grips.
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I remember passing on an Anaconda, King Cobra and a pair of S&W .41 magnums. I can't remember if the shiny one was stainless or nickel, but they were a nice pair.

Woulda, shoulda, coulda ............
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