That's a hell of a deal. Those Colts don't last long. I was in Denver for a certification training this summer and spotted a well used, but good condition Anaconda for $700 right around closing. Went back to the hotel to "Sleep on it". Decided I wanted it. After the session that next day (and 1 1/2 hours in traffic) I hit the store about the same time and guess what... it was gone. I still get pissed every time I see one. (Usually over $1000)
Shot this one last night for the first time and it's been a while since I shot a revolver. Put 24 rounds of .38 Special and 24 rounds of .357 Magnum thru it. With .38s, it was like shooting a .22 as there was little recoil and it was very accurate in SA. My DA skills are very rusty so I won't comment on that. In SA, I easily kept everything in about a 4 inch circle at 10 yards and this is very acceptable for me.
It was fun shooting .357 again as there's nothing like the serious boom and muzzle flash from touching these off. Recoil was easily controlled as this is a heavy gun and it was comfortable to shoot with the Pachmayr grips. Yup, this is a keeper...
Congrats on your score, you got an excellent deal!
I like Colts too, they're nice guns. I've currently got these two, both are Lawman .357 in 2" & 4".
The snubby really barks with stout .357 rounds, the 4" is much more tame.