Kings Custom Colt Woodsman “Super Target” .22 LR 6 5/8″ Pistol 1939 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1695

LSB#: 210903RG02

Make: Colt, Customized by King

Model: Woodsman 1st Series, “Colt-King Super Target”

Serial Number: 130998

Year of Manufacture: 1939 (

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle (the serrated backstrap indicates that high velocity ammunition may be used in this pistol)

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT”, “AUTOMATIC / CAL. .22 LONG RIFLE” and with a Rampant Colt logo.  The left side of the frame is marked “THE WOODSMAN”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked “P” and with “VP” in a triangle, the right of the trigger guard is marked “54”. The front strap is marked “130998”, marked again on the bottom of the slide. The left of the rib is marked “COLT-KING SUPER TARGET”, the left of the rear sight is marked “KING / PAT. 8.23.36.”. The cap of the barrel weight assembly is marked “KING / PAT. PEND.”. The pistol has engraving including border engraving and scroll engraving. The sides of the frame have game scenes. The right side of the slide has floral motif engraving.

Barrel Length: 6 5/8?, vent-rib with King adjustable barrel weight assembly mounted underneath.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a King reflector ramp sight with a white bead pinned to the front of the rib. The rear sight is a King “U” notch sight adjustable for windage and elevation in a base slotted and screw-secured to the top of the slide. The top of the rear sight base and vent-rib are each serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece extended white plastic W. Murad contoured grips with a thumb shelf on the left panel. The grips have serrated portions and pointer dogs. There are some scattered light marks, the most noticeable are on the bottom edges. There are some areas of discoloration. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong but has edge wear. There are a few spots of light erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 85% of its metal finish. There are some scattered patches of finish loss, erosion, and pitting, the most noticeable are on the right side of the barrel, rib, and weight tube but they are scattered throughout. There are some scattered spots of oxidation and scabbing. There are some scratches, the most noticeable are on the left of the weight tube. There are some other scattered marks. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are mostly clear but lightly rounded, a few are incomplete. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide is not designed to lock back on an empty magazine but the safety can be used to hold the slide open for cleaning. In addition to the sights, rib and barrel weight system, the triger has been tuned and an adjustable trigger-stop installed. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a 10-round magazine and two metal weights stored in the barrel.

Our Assessment: This is a Colt Woodsman 1st Series pistol which was customized by King Gunsight Company to its current configuration. Modifications from King include their patented reflector ramp front sight, fully adjustable rear sight, Colt-King Super Target ventilated rib, full-length barrel weight system, tuned trigger and adjustable trigger over-travel stop. The pistol is in about Very Good condition, showing signs of use and age. This King customized Colt Woodsman checks a lot of boxes for the collector, but all of the work that has been done promises a great shooter, as well. Whatever your reason, this is one pistol you don’t want to miss out on. Please see our photos and good luck!

Kings Custom Colt Woodsman "Super Target" .22 LR 6 5/8" Pistol 1939 C&R
Kings Custom Colt Woodsman “Super Target” .22 LR 6 5/8″ Pistol 1939 C&R