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Old 04-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #2581
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^^^^ Great story, thanks for sharing and a really cool gun !
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #2582
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Nice little piece of history.

Colt is likely moving outta Hartford soon. CT legislature voting today on the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #2583
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My Dad had one of these and it was the first semi automatic pistol I ever shot. It was "borrowed" by one of his brothers after he died and I never saw the gun after that. Sure wish I had it today.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #2584
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As the old saying goes, "They don't make 'em like this anymore."







I've got a High Standard Model A that looks very similar from 1939 that was my grandfathers. A very smooth gun. Mine likes the low velocity rounds vs. the newer HV stuff.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #2585
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #2586
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Got one/shot one? How clear is it?
Don't have an APV but I do have an Eradicator in silver and like it allot, very clear. I may move it to my 22 hornet and buy an APV for my 10/22. Have never heard a bad report on them.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #2587
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That is a very, very nice gun! What a beauty, when guns have a history it makes them all the more special. I hope you and your family enjoy it.


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Old 04-04-2013, 05:47 AM   #2588
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I've been helping a local elderly couple for several years. Mainly just little chores around their house like changing light bulbs or moving furniture/appliances on occasion. In return, they've shared pies, briskets, and vegetables from their garden with my family. They recently had a party for their 70th wedding anniversary and it was a small affair. They've outlived most of their friends and family, including 4 of their 5 children, so it was mostly just a few neighbors. After it was over, I was rounding up my kids when the man called me back into the house. He had a small cardboard box in his hand and said he wanted me to have it. It was an old Colt Woodsman. His father had bought it for him when he was in grade school and he used it to keep the squirrels out of their pecan orchards. He hasn't shot it since the 50's, but he took it out of the drawer every year or so and wiped it down with oil. He knew I liked to shoot and thought it would be a good starter gun for my kids one day. He wouldn't accept any money, but he asked me make sure it the boys took good care of it and to try and keep it in the family if I could.

I just got a chance to take a good look at it and it's a very nice little pistol. Manufacture date is 11/18/1931. Still has the original factory test target and manuals. The box is falling apart, but it's an interesting piece of history in itself. The fit and finish of the pistol is very nice. Very, very smooth and the trigger is much crisper than my 90's era Buckmarks. I've only had time to run one magazine of .22LR through it and it was flawless. At 50', it outshot those Brownings, as well.

As the old saying goes, "They don't make 'em like this anymore."




That is beautiful, I'd say he must think very highly of you to hand that down to your family.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 AM   #2589
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I've been helping a local elderly couple for several years. Mainly just little chores around their house like changing light bulbs or moving furniture/appliances on occasion. In return, they've shared pies, briskets, and vegetables from their garden with my family. They recently had a party for their 70th wedding anniversary and it was a small affair. They've outlived most of their friends and family, including 4 of their 5 children, so it was mostly just a few neighbors. After it was over, I was rounding up my kids when the man called me back into the house. He had a small cardboard box in his hand and said he wanted me to have it. It was an old Colt Woodsman. His father had bought it for him when he was in grade school and he used it to keep the squirrels out of their pecan orchards. He hasn't shot it since the 50's, but he took it out of the drawer every year or so and wiped it down with oil. He knew I liked to shoot and thought it would be a good starter gun for my kids one day. He wouldn't accept any money, but he asked me make sure it the boys took good care of it and to try and keep it in the family if I could.

I just got a chance to take a good look at it and it's a very nice little pistol. Manufacture date is 11/18/1931. Still has the original factory test target and manuals. The box is falling apart, but it's an interesting piece of history in itself. The fit and finish of the pistol is very nice. Very, very smooth and the trigger is much crisper than my 90's era Buckmarks. I've only had time to run one magazine of .22LR through it and it was flawless. At 50', it outshot those Brownings, as well.

As the old saying goes, "They don't make 'em like this anymore."






Wow. What goes around comes around...good on you!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 AM   #2590
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The woodsman is a fantastic pistol....take care in shooting it however....some needed upgrades (springs and such) to fire modern ammo. I have a pre-woodsman...colt made the guns for a time without "the woodsman" printed on the side...they are usually called pre woodsman, but they are the same gun....in my gun I only shoot sub sonics in it....be careful you can damage it even shooting standard vel. 22 ammo if it has not been upgraded.

There are also several different series of the gun, and while a mag may from a series 3 will fit in a series 1, it will not work real well....you can usually tell the different series of mags by looking at the very top...some have little fingers, as well as a few other changes.

This and things like high standards are just of such high quality...nothing modern can come close to these.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #2591
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That is beautiful, I'd say he must think very highly of you to hand that down to your family.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #2592
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22lr ammo

I may have found some online.

Belay that, they are out too.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #2593
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My lightweight 10/22 plinker, for wandering the woods hunting pine cones and pop cans, and maybe the occasional 4-legged or winged target. Pretty much gutted and rebuilt with aftermarket goodies to minimize weight for all day toting: Barrel - Magnum Research MagnumLite Carbon Fiber barrel. Stock - Choate pistol grip, I skeletonized the butt, and chopped & filled in the fore end, then painted with Krylon “Make It Stone” spray paint in blue Lapis (weird name, decent color). Trigger Group: Clark Custom Upgrade from Magnum Research - Deluxe Trigger Kit, Tuned Extractor and Bolt Release. Thanks to a mixup on the part of MR or the distributor when I purchased the gun, it came with the Clark Upgrade when I didn’t order it, so my local gun shop gave it to me at no charge. Bolt reworked and various aftermarket internals added. Bedded the receiver block and 2 inches of barrel bedded with epoxy putty. 3 pounds 11 ounces, and more accurate than I'll ever be.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:29 AM   #2594
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I was at my ammo dealer this weekend, He had a video playing from CCI about how they make rimfire rounds. Then I heard what the daily production numbers were......

7 million rounds per day

I did a search of all ammo manufacturers, they are near 1 billion rounds per week for all calibers.

And I can not find a single round
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #2595
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My lightweight 10/22 plinker, for wandering the woods hunting pine cones and pop cans, and maybe the occasional 4-legged or winged target. Pretty much gutted and rebuilt with aftermarket goodies to minimize weight for all day toting: Barrel - Magnum Research MagnumLite Carbon Fiber barrel. Stock - Choate pistol grip, I skeletonized the butt, and chopped & filled in the fore end, then painted with Krylon “Make It Stone” spray paint in blue Lapis (weird name, decent color). Trigger Group: Clark Custom Upgrade from Magnum Research - Deluxe Trigger Kit, Tuned Extractor and Bolt Release. Thanks to a mixup on the part of MR or the distributor when I purchased the gun, it came with the Clark Upgrade when I didn’t order it, so my local gun shop gave it to me at no charge. Bolt reworked and various aftermarket internals added. Bedded the receiver block and 2 inches of barrel bedded with epoxy putty. 3 pounds 11 ounces, and more accurate than I'll ever be.
That barrel is sweet. I sort of wish I had gone that route. My Green Mountain 18" Bull is almost too heavy to carry. Granted the gun is scary accurate, but if you cannot shoulder it to knock rats out of the tree, what good is it.

I'd love to see a long term review on the barrel and how well the gun stays true. With a heavy gun like mine I think it would take a seerious beating to knock it out of alignment.
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