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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - February 2012
Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target .22 LR
Serial Number MT8725 (ca. 1940)
Box signed by J. Henry "Fitz" Fitzgerald

Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target .22 LR serial number MT8725 (ca. 1940) - This First Series Colt Woodsman Match Target is accompanied by its original box numbered to the gun.  In addition, the bottom of the box contains the "Fitz" signature in red pencil which indicates that J. Henry Fitzgerald personally targeted this Woodsman pistol.  This pistol has the Stevens adjustable rear sight and a set of the "elephant ear" checkered walnut grips with flush Colt medallions.  The yellow hang tag provides specific instructions for adjusting the Stevens sight.

Pistol was a one gun shipment to J.L. Leahy in Bristol, Connecticut on May 6, 1940.

Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target .22 LR serial number MT8725 (ca. 1940) - Right side (smudges in finish are caused by gun oil.)

Colt Woodsman Match Target original serial number MT8725 marked in pencil on the bottom of the box.

Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target "Fitz" marked Box Bottom - showing traces of "Fitz" signature in heavy red pencil. 

Woodsman Bullseye Match target box for serial number MT4929 also contains this "Fitz"  signature.

The first series Woodsman Match Target magazine has a three line inscription "Colt Woodsman" over "CAL. 22 L.R." over "Match Target Mod."

 

Colt Woodsman Match Target First Series - Stevens sight.  Note how the top of the slide, barrel and rear of slide and frame are matte finish.

Top of the barrel is rollmarked "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A." over "PAT. DES. 110,887"

Colt Woodsman Match Target barrel muzzle and front sight.  Note how the sight screws are fire blued.

 

Colt Automatic Pistol Woodsman Model .22 LR, Heavy Barrel Match Target with Patridge Sights box end labels.

Woodsman Bullseye Match Target in original box serial number MT8725.

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