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Colt woodsman match target

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jsalcedo, Jan 19, 2005.

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  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    I just saw a Colt woodsman match target at the pawnshop for $900

    It is in beautiful condition much like the one pictured.

    Looking to the auction sites I noticed they run $850 to $995


    Is this gun worth it?

    I fired one about 20 years ago and thought it was really nice but I'm not sure if I want to drop a grand for a .22 auto

    Any comments on this gun?
     

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  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's Sir-

    Back about 1976 or so, I bought a Colt Match Target Woodsman
    (second model) NIB for less than $300. You asked, "is it worth
    the high price that you mentioned"? IMHO, very much well worth
    it; considering the high cost of most Colt's this day and
    time. The Match Target Woodsman (all series) are known as
    being tack drivers; running neck N' neck with the other kid on
    the block, the Smith N' Wesson model 41. If I had the cash
    and were in your shoes, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it! :D

    *FootNote: dependent upon condition of course; but for a 98
    per center or better you are gonna have to cough up high
    dollars.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    I hope they cost that much, 'cause it means I can sell mine for a lot more than I paid for it. :D
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Only you can decide that: is it worth that much money to you?

    I've been looking for a Woodsman Match Target well over a decade. I've found some sorely abused guns, some grossly overpriced guns, but no well maintained guns at reasonable prices.

    If you're buying it as a shooter, you need to know it's probably going to be extremely difficult to find match-type stocks. Mounting a scope should be somewhat easier.
     
  5. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    I went back to the pawnshop and bought it for $850

    It is in 100% unfired condition with the box.

    It has a beautiful mirror like finish.

    I'll post a pic once I get my digital cameral back

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    judging by your photo it looked like a 6-1/2" 2nd series with wood grips ?

    Brand new it would have come with 2 mags, instruction phamphlet, colt screw driver and a thingy that screws to the backstrap for big hand guys.

    I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
     
  7. jsalcedo

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    Thanks, huntsman.

    I dated mine to 1969, the year I was born. Strange coincidence.

    The guy who ran the shop was pissed I got it before he did :evil:
     
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    Ahhhh my all time favorire .22 Semi-auto.

    It has been a dream all of my life to own one before I die.
    And looking at the prices of them at the last Colt Collectors Convention I almost had a heart attack. :eek:

    The Colt Woodsman Match Target has always been a high priced pistol.
    And it appears that it will stay that way.
     
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