SOLD FOR: $1,230
Model: Woodsman Target
Serial Number: 102871-S
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked with the Rampant Colt logo and “Woodsman”. The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt’s PT. F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford, Ct. U.S.A.” The right side of the frame is marked “102871-S”. The magazine floorplate is marked “Colt / Cal. 22 L. R.”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with what could be a “4” and at the rear with a “VP” inside a triangle. The right rear is marked with a “3”. The bottom of the trigger guard is engraved “HLS”.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a dovetail set flat topped square notch rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation . The front sight is a Patridge type that is pinned to a serrated base on the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are dark smooth rosewood with a thumbrest on the left side. The grips show one or two minor handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The pistol is blued with a matte finish on the top of the slide and the top back part of the barrel. The Rampant Colt is silver plated; the top of the barrel, the sides of the frame and slide, and the bottom of the trigger guard are heavily scroll engraved.
Finish Originality: The finish is not original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its current metal finish. The barrel has a few tiny compression marks under the finish and a few marks in the finish. The top of the front sight shows thinning. The backstrap and front strap show very light pitting under the finish. The front strap also shows light sanding marks under the finish and a few marks in the finish. There are also a few light marks in the matte finish on the top of the slide and a mark through the finish on the back of the frame just below the slide. The serrations in the safety, slide, slide release and magazine release show are sharp. The grip screw is sharp. The markings are clear except for those on the left side of the trigger guard which have been partially polished away. Scroll engraving completely covers the sides of the slide and frame, and is also on the top of the barrel and the bottom of the trigger guard. The engraving is highlighted by silver plating the Rampant Colt logo on the left side of the frame. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one 10-round magazine. The magazine has been refinished. It shows very little wear, but the floorplate shows compression marks and light pitting under the finish and a compression mark through the finish. Overall, it is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Colt Woodsman 2nd Series Target Model pistol with a 6” barrel, adjustable sights and the left side frame mounted magazine release characteristic of the 2nd Series (The Colt Woodsman pistols changed the location of the magazine release from the butt to the left side of the frame and then back to the butt for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series – We guess they were going to keep changing it until they got it right). This pistol is one of four we received from the same consignor that was hand engraved in the late 1960s by Hans Reichart for Harvey Strong, whose initials “HLS” are on the trigger guard of this pistol. The scroll engraving completely covers the sides of the slide and frame, and is also on the top of the barrel and the bottom of the trigger guard. The engraving is highlighted by silver plating the Rampant Colt logo on the left side of the frame. Please see our pictures so you can see for yourself how beautiful this pistol is!!! It is always a pleasure to see pistols that have seen use but were well taken care of. The nice condition of this target pistol is sure to attract the attention of the Colt collectors and pistol enthusiasts who don’t mind spending a little extra to get a beautiful looking pistol instead of one of the plastic “black” guns being made today.
SOLD FOR: $1,230