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Anyone Like Colt Woodsman Pistols?

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by Hauxfan, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. Hauxfan

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    Friends of mine own an auction house and I noticed that they have 5 Colt Woodsmans pistols for sale at there auction on March 30th.

    I also know that you do not have to be present as you can log on and bid from your computer. (At least I think so.

    Go to Cady Auction & Appraisal and scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you can see all 5 of them listed. They are all different models, which makes me think one person was collecting them.

    They also have an old Colt .32 circa 1903 at this sale.

    Hope you all enjoy looking.

    Who knows, maybe someone may be interested in these guns.

    Hauxfan!
     
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    I love THIS one!

    They didn't love my $2200 offer though :(

    -Gary



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    Elephant ears and 3 line clip = big $$
     
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    Got mine a long time ago, 1950 vintage.
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    Toolmaker ,that looks like a Colt Challenger???
     
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    Ljutic231, A challanger was similar looking to a woodsman, but they had fixed sights, no hold open and bottom mag release. If you look at my woodsman you will see adjustable sights and push button mag release. Mine is a 2nd series made between 1947-55
     
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    No way, that is the match target model.
     
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    May be ok from a collector point of view , but otherwise,I would want a target 22 with the rear sight mounted on the slide.
     
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    toolmaker, that is in fact a woodsman match target, my dad has one exactally like it from around the early 50's. i have taken many rabbits with that Colt.. yes,,, many!!

    Mike Smith
     
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    For you Colt aficionados, any idea what kind of money those Colts listed would bring.

    You know, just in case I'd would bid on one or two...........or thought I could steal one, er, I mean buy one for a song.

    And are they any good?

    Thanks!

    Hauxfan!
     
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    Value of older Colts, bring your overstuffed wallet. These things seem to fetch quite a few dollars. Are they any good, IMHO they are right up there with the best. I have a 1970's era Hi Standards Victor. It is probably in the same league as these, maybe a bit lesser, but I won't part with it until I'm no longer with us..... Now I believe the picture Toolmaker posted is that of a Colt Woodsman Target. I ordered one in 1974 from a Baltimore area distributer (Anderson and Ireland) for the then pricey sum of $87.00. Order came back as not in stock at this time, please reorder later. I wish I had.
     
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    By far my favorite 22lr pistols. I inherited a 3rd series 4.5" Match Target from my father about 40 years ago after the slide bit his big hand upon firing. It is not in perfect condition as it has a lot of holster wear. I do shoot this pistol like it is part of my hand. I also own a 3rd series 4.5" Sport model, a Huntsman,Targetsman and a Challenger, a couple of Ruger target autos and a High Standard Citation. The all shoot very well but in my hands - None of these come close to my Matchtarget. Bill
     
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    In the hands of guys like Hu Benner, the Woodsman like Tool's ruled the roost through the fifties and early sixties. My brother has my father's Woodsman, like NIB with the factory target. It's a beauty.
     
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    My grandad gave me his Colt Woodsman, Serial No. 53xxx, when I was about 21 years old. His Dad bought it about 1926-1927. It is a great shooting pistol, performs flawlessly, and is a comfort to shoot. It was rebuilt once by Colt in the 60's, and had a stonger mainspring put in it. Great 22's. Regards, Charlie
     
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    Thanks everyone for updating me on a little knowledge of these fine guns.

    I do appreciate your comments.

    Hauxfan!
     
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    I have owned several woodsman and huntsman pistols over the years and have found them to be excellent shooters. I still have a 3rd generation match target that I bought in the 1970's unfired in it's (worn) original box!
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    Anyone have any idea what a 3rd generation 6" Match Target is worth in 95%+ condition, with box? Thanks ---- Rich
     
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