I'm a revolver guy, but interested in a quality Colt 22 semiauto. Which vintage 22 is the best value?
Exactly, the Huntsman/Targetsman usually sell for around 60-70% the price of a similar condition Woodsman.If you just want to shoot it, and aren't looking for something that will turn into a collectible, I'd go with either a Huntsman or
Targetsman, as Snakeman99 suggested. Great shooters without a premium price tag.
These are nice pistols at reasonable prices. While they're not built in the old tradition of and-finishing and polishing they're great shooters.If you are looking for an optics ready Colt .22 plinker than I suggest the .22 Target Model.
Colt made a return to .22 semi-autos in the 90's with their Colt Cadet as ColtPinkerton mentions and then the Colt .22 Target Model. The .22 Target Model could be had with a 6" barrel, adjustable sights with a integral optics rail. I have one and it's a very well built pistol and very reasonably priced. I have a red dot scope mounted on mine that works extremely well on the pistol. There are a couple on Gunbroker priced under $500.
Edit to add, not my pic, but exactly as mine is set up.
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