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The Huntsman and Targetsman models appear to be quite reasonably priced compared to the Woodsman series. Nearly the quality/accuracy without the "collector" price tag...
 

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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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If the OP is looking for a shooter, then a used 6" Woodsman Match Target is the way to go. The OP did not set a price range. I would not spend the money for a 95% or higher condition gun and then make it a shooter. I have seen 80-90% condition guns sell in the $800-900 price range and lesser condition for less money. The fit, feel, and performance of the Match Target is amazing. I have owned other Woodsmans and the Smith model 41 but IMO, but the Match Target is still the best value IMO.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Exactly, the Huntsman/Targetsman usually sell for around 60-70% the price of a similar condition Woodsman.
 

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The Targetsman is a great little gun -- the first Colt I ever bought back in 1967.
I had a lot of fun with it for casual plinking and range shooting. For formal target
shooting it's not really the best but if you're not playing that game it's a great
gun to own. It was my "Deer camp fun gun" for years.
 

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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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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.
 
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