Eddy Mardis Engraved Colt Woodsman Match Target .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,526

LSB#: 231213CG009

Make: Colt

Model: Woodsman Match Target 2nd Series

Serial Number: 2192-S

Year of Manufacture: 1949 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto fed by Removable Magazine (no magazine included)

Barrel Length: 6″, Fluted Slab-Side

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade pinned to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut, the right panel has a rampant colt logo laser-engraved at the top. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.

Please note, the threaded portion of the grip screw has sheared off in the escutcheon. The escutcheon and the pieces of the screw are included, but the grips are not currently installed.

Type of Finish: Coin

Finish Originality: Refinished at time of engraving.

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 8 or 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its current metal finish. There is infrequent minor surface oxidation. There are some scattered polish marks. The action shows minor operational wear. The magazine catch screw is damaged, other screw heads are sharp. The markings are generally soft, the engraver’s signature is sharp. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition as custom engraved.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: This pistol comes with a single 10-round magazine.

Our Assessment: This is a Colt Woodsman 2nd Series Match Target pistol. It has a 6” fluted slab-side barrel and adjustable target sights. The magazine release is on the left side of the frame, 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 trying to get it right, but should have stopped with the 2nd Series.). John M. Browning designed “Colt’s Automatic Pistol, Caliber .22”, later to become the Woodsman, with the design refined slightly by Colt employees George Tansley and F.C. Chadwick before it was released in 1915. The Woodsman stayed in production until 1977. Sportsmen favored the 4 ½” Sport Model, but the Match Target was the top of the line and a favorite of bullseye target competitors.

The pistol has been custom engraved by Eddy Mardis of New Mexico and given a new coin finish. The pistol is in Fine overall condition with about 97% of its new finish remaining. The grips will need a new screw and likely escutcheon, but once that’s taken care of it will be a gorgeous old pony. Please see our photos and good luck!

Eddy Mardis Engraved Colt Woodsman Match Target .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol C&R
Eddy Mardis Engraved Colt Woodsman Match Target .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol C&R