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Yes, it is still in the safe. A year or so ago, the original grip began to disintegrate and I got a replacement from Numrich. I take it out and shoot it every year or so. It was my first handgun and taught me a great deal.


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I wanted to buy one as my first handgun back in 71. However, based on a combination of the price and my salary, I ended up with a High Standard DuraMatic. A Colt sure would have been nice.


Your High Standard DuraMatic sure is nice too, still have it?
 
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Congrats SJ, you’ve got a keeper. 22s are so much fun to shoot.

For ammo, I really like Aguila Pistol Match. At 1080 FPS, it’s at the low end of standard velocity – very easy on the gun, and the breech stays cleaner. The bullets are well clinched in the cases too.




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Can you find it locally? Getting harder to get online as you know.


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This thread inspired me to dig my old woodsman out of my safe for the first time. It's a 1924 model. Nothing fancy, but it's actually fun to shoot. I got it years ago at a garage sale, along with a Stevens 335 SxS from 1910ish. The Stevens is a fun little clay shooter!
 
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I picked up a late 50s vintage huntsman. Reminds me of my grandpas pre woodsman he had. That went to my uncle, I hope he keeps it in the family.
 
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I've got a match target as well. Great pistol, Shooting it is like driving around in a classic car.

Where is a good place to pick up extra mags and grips? The old coltwood grips are breaking down and my altamonts didn't fit exactly right?
 
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WOW very nice Good for you !

I had one as a kid and loved it. Still looking for one to add to my collection.
 
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Very nice guns in this thread. A Woodsman is one I'd like to add as well but locally all I ever come across are way overpriced decent examples, or ones that have been run through the ringer that I wouldn't take if given, yet still command outlandish prices from their way too money-grubbing owners and shopkeeps. It's that Colt name, I guess, with a little Python effect sprinkled in for good measure.
 
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Can you find it locally? Getting harder to get online as you know.

I assume that you’re asking about the Aguila Pistol Match .22 ammo that I recommended. I don’t know. Before the ridiculous CA ammo purchase law kicked in, I purchased a lot of .22 and 9mm ammo from online vendors. My heirs may have to figure out what to do with the rest of it. Smile




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Where is a good place to pick up extra mags and grips? The old coltwood grips are breaking down and my altamonts didn't fit exactly right?


Triple-K sells mags, and I believe grips; however my new buddy Tom Platt, Mr. Pre-Woodsman, thinks the Triple-K mags don’t work right, and one should look on eBay and pay the $100 price for an original mag.


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First photos of my "new" pre-Woodsman. The bluing is thin to gone around the muzzle, otherwise very good. There are some very small idiot marks on the slide. Grips are in good shape.













That's an aftermarket trigger widening mechanism.
Trigger pull is 4 lbs. 11 oz.

It came with one original two-tone magazine, and two later but still pre-war magazines with a leather mag holster as shown.

First shooting, groups did not appear as tight as a Buckmark shot at the same time, and POI was high and to the left. I will sight in the sights and use some Wolf Match ammo to see how good groups I can get.


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For a fairly "common" gun way back, I've seen grands total of ONE woodsman in my life, in a gun shop in Anchorage many years ago.

I did shoot someone's Match Target about 30 years ago. Never seen another one of them either.

It's made me wonder "where'd all the woodsman go?"


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Nice old Colt.

I think the trigger shoe is installed upside down. If you plan to carry the pistol in a holster, I would consider removing the trigger shoe altogether.




 
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Tom Platt says the trigger pull is excessive but should respond to cleaning and adjustment which he will help me with. And yes, the trigger shoe is upside down.


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Regarding magazines original Colt are the way to go. They are hard to find and often expensive. However I have good luck digging through “junk boxes” at gun shows and old school gun shops. Have 3 spares for my challenger which ran me under 50 bucks each
Keep in mind mags from the first series are not interchangeable with 2/3 series
 
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Good looking, classic old Colt, I'd love one just like it.


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They are fantastic pistols, I also have a pre-woodsman 1921 vintage .
Accuracy on par with my M41. however, I find the grip rather small for my meathook huge hands.
I'm going to have to dig mine out for a range session now that's it's getting warmer, and see if I can warm up to it alittle more..


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I’m afraid this may not be my last Woodsman. It feels fantastic in my hands, is so tightly fitted it’s amazing, and is feeding my CCI standard velocity rounds very nicely despite not having been thoroughly cleaned yet.


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