Woodsman Help


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Billy Sparks
May 18, 2003, 10:06 AM
I acquired a second series Colt Woodsman, no papers or anything. The only reference I have of assembly and disammebly is a show web searches. Anyway I have the pistol apart and would really like to put it back together but I can't seem to figure out how.....HELP!!!!

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BADSBSNF81
May 18, 2003, 10:25 AM
http://www.colt22.com/. Go there and you will find what you need.

Standing Wolf
May 18, 2003, 10:23 PM
Heck, just put it back together the exact opposite of the way you took it apart.

Seriously: I've been there and done that a time or two, and it's always harrowing. You've got my sympathies.

Jim K
May 19, 2003, 08:32 PM
Actually, field stripping the Woodsman is pretty easy and even detail stripping is not that hard, IF (and it is a big IF) you locked the recoil spring before taking the back strap off. If not, you have a problem.

Just in case that is what happened, here's how to fix it.

Hold the slide upside down in a padded (leather is good) vise.

With a small screwdriver, push forward on the recoil spring guide until the guide clears the lock (the little finger shaped spring). Now feel underneath the slide and push up on the little checkered button. That will push the lock up on the inside of the slide. Now let the spring guide go easy until the lock engages in the lower (top in normal position) part of the groove in the guide.

Now put on the slide, and insert the backstrap which is also the slide retainer. When it is in place, pull the slide back to disengage the lock and release the recoil spring.

Jim

GitSome45
May 19, 2003, 08:58 PM
You guys are GODS... (serious)

I inherited my grandfathers Colt Woodsman .22, and could NOT field strip that darn thing to save my life... (and I consider myself to be VERY MECHANICALLY INCLINED...)

I wish I was a member of this board back then, before I traded off my Woodsman.

Sincerely,

Howard

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