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Old 01-16-2020, 09:00 PM
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congrats - thats a nifty find , i did not know of these
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That's pretty cool. Nice find & sweet Woodsman. I keep looking for a 2nd Series 4-1/2" Sport. Someday...

Hard to believe the Air Force at one time issued a .22LR pistol as part of an Arctic Survival Kit. When I was in the Air Force the standard issue was a 5" S&W .38 revolver (that later changed to the Beretta M9 before I retired). My friends flying in Alaska routinely carried more firepower than a .38 or 9MM. There are still places up there where man has yet to set foot. If I went down in a remote area and had to scare off a bear, I'd want something more than a 9MM too.
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Hard to believe the Air Force at one time issued a .22LR pistol as part of an Arctic Survival Kit.
It is not well known but, in addition to the Colt Arctic Woodsman, in 1949 the Air Force was also buying High Standard Model GB .22 pistols. About one thousand were purchased. They were also intended for use in the Arctic Survival Kits.

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Old 02-09-2020, 11:13 AM
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What a great piece of USAF History. Congrats..........
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:29 PM
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It is not well known but, in addition to the Colt Arctic Woodsman, in 1949 the Air Force was also buying High Standard Model GB .22 pistols. About one thousand were purchased. They were also intended for use in the Arctic Survival Kits.

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Here's one of the GBs that Charlie mentions:


BTW, I used to own the pistol in the original post.
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