I believe it should be a two piece box with a top that looks like walnut, a black bottom, and a yellow label with black lettering. For a 1955 gun I could believe the hinged, leatherette box since 1955 would be right at the changeover and Colt would have used any of the leftover pre-1955 old style hinged boxes. The label is a different story though, since there was no such thing as a Huntsman, or a Huntsman label, prior to 1955.
CORRECTION: My mistake! The walnut top/black bottom box came a little later. The type boxes used with the earliest 3rd series guns had an oak grain look both bottom and top and a very small number were shipped with hinged leather looking boxes that were leftovers from the 2nd series.
Hey guys! I recently bought a Colt 1911C Series 70 Government model. I love it! It shoots just fine and didn't have any hiccups so far through about 200 rounds. I took apart the gun to clean however, and noticed a couple anomalies.
First of which, I noticed that there is a weird pattern sort of...
1915 Colt introduced the "Colt, Caliber.22 Target Model" to the world. One of John Browning's wonderful designs. This is the 100th anniversary so let's see some of your favorites. Here's one of mine, an early 2 digit pre-woodsman in the box.
A friend from work gave me this box. Unfortunately the gun doesn't seem to be around anymore. Also came with a care pamphlet and a 3 in 1 oil pamphlet, oil bottle and trigger guard hang tag. Just missing the instruction manual.
I'd love to put the appropriate gun in this box if anyone has one...
I was offered the pictured woodsman. Any assistance on what to look for? A forum look up indicates 1936 build (early 100k). Safe to shoot hv 22lr? Appears to be in 90-95% condition except for some verdigris on the grip where it was left in the holster. I think it will wipe off. No box. Regards