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Shopper Paper Colt Woodsman find!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rcmodel, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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!

    [​IMG]

    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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  2. 420Stainless

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    Very, very nice.
     
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  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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  5. Pilot

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    NICE! I have the six inch barrelled version, Third Generation. They are great .22's from a different era.
     
  6. NVMM

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    Nice Find rcmodel!
    I have the 6". Certainly one of my favorite 22s.
    Enjoy
    (Mine was $68. new) Sorry!
     
  7. XavierBreath

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    Great deal RC!
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Excellent. :)
     
  9. usp9

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    Congrats. A very nice find.
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    Had to go in the next room and see that mine was still there.
    Yup.
     
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  12. Farnorthdan

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    SHWEET!!.....Nice find and I'll bet its a real nice shooter to boot....


    DS
     
  13. tekarra

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    Very nice! I had one many years ago, but foolishly sold it and haven't seen one since. Hope they keep coming your way.
     
  14. gb6491

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    Congrats on a very nice find:) Now we need to see a family portrait:D
    Regards,
    Greg
     
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    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.
     
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    At those prices, who could? :)
     
  18. Trebor

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    I still don't have *any* Woodsmans.

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

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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

    [​IMG]

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


    rcmodel
     
  20. Maia007

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    Exquisite.
     
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    Now, there's a great family! Thanks for posting the photo.
    Regards,
    Greg
     
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