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This MT Bullseye was shipped to Joseph Lorch, Colt's Wash DC representative 2/9/1940 in a shipment of two (conjecture that these two were samples or even gifts on loan acct per Bill Jenkins book "US Military & Marksmanship Automatic Pistols" pgs. 93-101 and specifically noted on pg 99 & pictured on pg 101)
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Looks great. I assume the stocks came with it, left over from the match target military contract, rather than having the standard checkered walnut? Guessing yours is serial numbered 160xxx to 187,xxx ?

Here's my prewar/postwar somewhat near the end of the first series target model sn 186718. Not nearly as nice as
yours. Notice the label on the matching box w the listing of
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plastic elongated stocks.
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Yes, the stocks are what was on it and I got it from the family of the original owner.
The sn is just a few hundred lower than yours. Neat variation.

I love the listing of the elongated stocks on your box. Never ran across that before. You have a great Woodsman and box!
 

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I also have one of the pre-war/post war Woodsmans. The serial number is right in the middle of the 180,000 range and it shipped on 11/14/46. When I purchased it, it was fitted with a horrid set of black Franzite stocks. Not knowing that the correct stocks were the elongated plastic stocks leftover from the military contract Match Targets, I found a set of first series checkered walnut stocks on ebay. Interestingly, and sadly the seller who was from Great Britain told me that he was no longer allowed to own his Woodsman and was parting it out rather than turning it in for destruction.

I later found a set of the correct plastic stocks and have those too. I think the pre-war/post war guns are an interesting variation. Just a few thousand were assembled with leftover parts from October of 1946 to June of 1947 as Colt's wanted to clean up their inventory prior to introducing the 2nd Series Woodsmans.
 

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Here's another very late Series One, SN1869xx, dating out at 1947. Previous modifications include Parkerizing, different grips and replacement front and rear sights. The rear sight is a Micro, which is actually quite nicer than factory.

I got this in 1985 just after seeing a wonderful display of Colt Woodsmans by Bob Rayburn at the NRA Convention in Seattle. After seeing those, I knew I had to have one. This was the first one that showed up. I didn't have the money for it, but I traded a well worn HS HD Military for it. This piece has been a frequent companion in the field ever since.

There have been many Woodsmans since then, but this will always be "that one".
 

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Can anyone tell me what the roll mark number on the right side of the trigger guard means on Woodsmans? Is it the number of gun from a lot or something?
 

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It's not really a roll mark. It is an assembler's mark made with a hand stamp. It should be on top of the finish.
 

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I wish I could post a pic. I'm not an owner yet but I sure want to be.

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Nice 64' Roadster. I bought a 67' 350/327 Marlboro Maroon 3.36 M20 roadster brand new. Join Imageshack.com for $19 per year. They are the best image hosting site.
 

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Nice 64' Roadster. I bought a 67' 350/327 Marlboro Maroon 3.36 M20 roadster brand new. Join Imageshack.com for $19 per year. They are the best image hosting site.


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