I about 1987-1988 I bought a new in the box Colt Woodsman Sport, series 3 When I bought it and after I started shooting it and using it, I thought it was the finest made pistol ever made. It reminded me of a fine rifle or shotgun. It was made of milled steel and fitted and finished like a Swiss watch. The Ruger mkii of that time would not even come close to it in quality. Just being out of college, married, two young children and just starting in my field of work, I had to sell the little Colt. I have bought and sold firearms my whole life but this was the only one I regerated parting ways with. I never thought I would find one in the condition mine was in. I missed it more than any gun I ever owned. A few years back I corrected this when I found a new in the box 1976 Colt Woodsman Sport on line. It seemed like it took months to make it to me, even though I had it in my hands inside a week. This one will be with me from now own, I hope. The Colt Woodsman was just one of those guns people took pride in making and owners took pride in owning. Guns like this were dropped from production because they could not be made at a price to complete with the cheaper guns coming in the market at that time. Ruger changed the .22 auto market with it's mk series. They could be made and sold much cheaper than the Woodsman and others that took a lot of machine work and hand fitting. Little pistols like the Woodsman are gone and we will never see that kind of quality again.