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Old 06-20-2019, 08:51 AM
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I stumbled across a photo I took several years ago to give to my insurance company. Having been a Woodsman fan since the 50's when I was a youngster, when I got a job and had a couple extra bucks, I decided to by one for myself. I went to a local gun shop and saw this one that I thought was radically overpriced. No amount of haggling would get them to lower it. After agonizing for a couple days I ended up going back and buying it. By today's standards it looks like a great deal. In 1974 it was almost a week's pay. It's still hanging around in my gun safe, and I still get it out and play with it occasionally.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:46 AM
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I love those things! My brother has our father's 6" MT that was bought about 1950 for something like $60; original box, target, all that stuff. Bought it to shoot rats at the dump with his brother, who packed a K-22 Masterpiece. Crazy, fun-loving guys.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:56 AM
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To be proud of....
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:50 PM
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I've had two Woodsman Match Targets. A mid to late 1970s model, like new in-the-box, never shot all that accurately. A Ruger bull barrel would shoot considerably better. I still have a well-used 1950 Woodsman Match Target that shoots about like such a gun should.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:07 PM
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Yep a lot of money in 74 but it is great you kept it. like some here I sold some good stuff just for gas money to get to work in the late 70s
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:03 PM
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I stumbled across a photo I took several years ago to give to my insurance company. Having been a Woodsman fan since the 50's when I was a youngster, when I got a job and had a couple extra bucks, I decided to by one for myself. I went to a local gun shop and saw this one that I thought was radically overpriced. No amount of haggling would get them to lower it. After agonizing for a couple days I ended up going back and buying it. By today's standards it looks like a great deal. In 1974 it was almost a week's pay. It's still hanging around in my gun safe, and I still get it out and play with it occasionally.
thanks for sharing ! That pistol is a dandy very nice.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:04 PM
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You fortunate fellow!
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for the kind comments. This is the first firearm I ever owned and would be the last one I'd ever sell.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:14 AM
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I love those things! My brother has our father's 6" MT that was bought about 1950 for something like $60; original box, target, all that stuff. Bought it to shoot rats at the dump with his brother, who packed a K-22 Masterpiece. Crazy, fun-loving guys.
I still have fond memories of going to the dump with my cousins and shooting rats. Bolt action .22s, don't recall what they were. It's been 60 years. Good times.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:34 PM
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There's nothing like a good MT. I FINALLY acquired a very nice (and much desired by me) 6.5 inch MT from 1969...it's in very, very nice condition and a perfect shooter!

Being surprised at how deft the MT actually is in the hand...now I want a 4.5!!!

You have a gorgeous pistol!!!

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Old 08-23-2019, 11:23 PM
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Beautiful. Was that a one-size-fits-all Styrofoam piece? Doesn't seem like it is contoured properly for that pistol.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:03 PM
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That is the Styrofoam container it originally came in. it slipped inside a Colt cardboard sleeve that was serial numbered to the gun. My guess is this is the way it came from the factory,
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:47 PM
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I’ve got a similar story but my story involves a new S&W 17, the year was 1975 and the price was $145.
That was big money when I was working part-time while going to college for $2 an hour. Still got it.
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