i have an absolute brand new factory two tone mag. i believe it's a later first series woodsman though but i also believe it would fit. straight up, because of it's condition and rarity it would be pretty expensive if someone wanted to buy it, probably alot more than most people would be willing to pay.
just a general question along the lines of this thread. Over the holidays I was given a 50's era Colt Challenger that was in the family for years (my first gun actually) and i'm thinking having a second mag wouldnt be a bad thing (especially since the original is 60 yrs old). My question/concern, since any mag i'd find would likely be on the net and not in person; how would one even know if the mag being purchased is any better then the one it could replace? Or is it somewhat of a crap shoot, find one that will fit a particular model pistol, then "hope" the spring is strong, the openings not bent up, etc.
Thanks for all responses. I figured original magazines were expensive and rare. I was hoping there might be an aftermarket source that was reliable. The gun dates to 1921, and came with an original magazine that works great, but I was hoping to aquire more magazines as, well, I'm kinda lazy and loading a magazine, shooting a magazine and then repeating is time consuming. And a magazine of .22s don't last long. The gun is dead on accurate and reliable with CCI Standard Velocity, and Green Tag. It came with the afore mentioned original magazine and what I think is a homemade or locally made holster that I believe dates to the 20s as well. I'll try and get some photos up as I do plan on getting a letter for the ol' gal. Thanks again.
I have a couple of tk mags. They seem to work well if I only load 9 rounds. You can buy 3tk for the cost of 1 original. Probably 2 of them will shoot fine. Try one and see. Good luck, I love 1st series woodsmans!