Shopper Paper Colt Woodsman find!


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rcmodel
November 29, 2008, 03:39 PM
Saw an add for a Colt Woodsman in the weekly Swap & Shop paper.

Called the guy yesterday and found out it was a 4 1/2" Match Target with two mags!!!!!!!

A half hour later, he was six bills richer, and it was mine!

No box, no papers, but no government paperwork either!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/MatchTarget.jpg

Other then a red enamel sight paint job that cleaned right off, it is pristine with not a mark on it.
Still has all the bluing on the slide face, so it hasn't been shot hardly any.
And 4 1/2" Match Targets are so scarce I can't even find another one for sale on the internet! Plenty of 6", but no 4 1/2"'s.

Sometimes, it pays to read the Swap & Shop papers!

rcmodel

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420Stainless
November 29, 2008, 03:59 PM
Very, very nice.

krs
November 29, 2008, 04:55 PM
Nice one!

I think more 4 1/2" models were sold than 6" but they were used for plinkers and tackle box guns and stuff that made them get trashed..

This guy is always high asking prices and I've seldom seen him sell anything but here's one:http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=117307575

and another: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=117108101

and then, there's the illustrious: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=117212505

rcmodel
November 29, 2008, 05:01 PM
Well Al B!
Why couldn't I find those three?
Thanks for the links.

BTW: That one in the box is less then 80 numbers from my serial number.
They must have been stable-mates at the Pony factory in 1976!

rcmodel

Pilot
November 29, 2008, 05:05 PM
NICE! I have the six inch barrelled version, Third Generation. They are great .22's from a different era.

NVMM
November 29, 2008, 05:16 PM
Nice Find rcmodel!
I have the 6". Certainly one of my favorite 22s.
Enjoy
(Mine was $68. new) Sorry!

XavierBreath
November 29, 2008, 05:20 PM
Great deal RC!

Walkalong
November 29, 2008, 05:55 PM
Excellent. :)

usp9
November 29, 2008, 06:27 PM
Congrats. A very nice find.

Jim Watson
November 29, 2008, 06:41 PM
Had to go in the next room and see that mine was still there.
Yup.

rcmodel
November 29, 2008, 06:50 PM
This makes four Woodsman now, and all kinda just fell in my lap.

I bought a 1927 1st. Series Target at an auction for $175.

Then a 1936 1st. Series Sport from a prospectors estate for not much more then that.

Then a real nice 1965 Targetsman at a gun show a couple years ago for less then $300.

Now this one.
I gotta stop, but they just keep coming my way, and I can't say no!

rcmodel

Farnorthdan
November 29, 2008, 07:05 PM
SHWEET!!.....Nice find and I'll bet its a real nice shooter to boot....


DS

tekarra
November 29, 2008, 07:17 PM
Very nice! I had one many years ago, but foolishly sold it and haven't seen one since. Hope they keep coming your way.

gb6491
November 29, 2008, 09:26 PM
Congrats on a very nice find:) Now we need to see a family portrait:D
Regards,
Greg

Ol` Joe
November 29, 2008, 10:34 PM
[QUOTE][No box, no papers, but no government paperwork either!
/QUOTE]

Might not want that posted on a public forum.....JMO

welldoya
November 30, 2008, 12:38 AM
Every once in a while, something like this will pop up in local Shopper classifieds. You just have to watch them closely and be ready to jump.
I bought a Woodsman Sport mint in the box last year for $425. First Woodsman I had seen for sale locally in years.
Congrats. Great find.

Walkalong
November 30, 2008, 11:47 AM
I gotta stop, but they just keep coming my way, and I can't say no!At those prices, who could? :)

Trebor
November 30, 2008, 12:04 PM
I still don't have *any* Woodsmans.

They are on my want list, but I've yet to find a good bargain on one.

rcmodel
November 30, 2008, 02:41 PM
Now we need to see a family portrait
Well, O.K. then.

Family Portrait time!

Top row:
1st. Series (1927) 6 3/8" Medium Barrel Target
1st. Series (1936) 4 1/2" Sport
(Both have Hi-Speed mainspring housings)

Bottom row:
3rd. Series (1965) 6" Targetsman
3rd. Series (1976) 4 1/2" Match Target

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/FourWoodsman.jpg

Of them all, the 1936 Sport is my favorite.
I especially like the 1st. Series grip angle better then the 2nd. or 3rd.


rcmodel

Maia007
November 30, 2008, 11:31 PM
Exquisite.

gb6491
December 1, 2008, 12:56 PM
Now, there's a great family! Thanks for posting the photo.
Regards,
Greg

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