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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 1597: Colt - Match Target Woodsman

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Exceptional First Year Production Colt First Series Match Target Woodsman Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $2,750
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Serial #Colt - Match Target Woodsman ManufacturerColt ModelMatch Target Woodsman
TypePistol Gauge22 LR Catalog Page252
Barrel6 1/2 Inch Slab Sided FinishBlue GripCheckered Walnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1938, this first year production Match Target pistol has the early markings on top of the heavy slab side barrel "COLT'S PT.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A ./PAT.D DEC. 22, 1903. AUG. 27. 1918. SEPT. 3, 1918" with the Patridge blade front sight and adjustable target rear sight. The left side of the barrel has the large circular target with the words "MATCH" and "TARGET" above and below the target, next to "THE WOODSMAN" on the frame. The left side of the slide is marked "COLT", and "AUTOMATIC/CAL. .22 LONG RIFLE" followed by the Rampant Colt. It has a blue finish Colt Match Target magazine that is marked on the bottom "COLT WOODSMAN/CAL. 22 L.R./MATCH TARGET MOD." and is fitted with the extended checkered walnut grips with the silver Colt medallions. This pistol has an original maroon box with intact labels, a hand written "1500" on the bottom, what appears to be two original hang tags, a twisted metal cleaning rod and an original Woodsman screwdriver.

ConditionExcellent 98% original Colt blue, having only minor sharp edge wear and light scratches. The grips are excellent with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is overall good, having some tape repairs on the corners of the lid and edge wear.
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