Field stripping the Colt Huntsman and Woodsman

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5 Responses to Field stripping the Colt Huntsman and Woodsman

  1. Brad says:

    Excellent description to break down and clean a Woodsman. I bought two of them, over the years, both from the early 20s and in incredibly good, almost new in box condition. Plan on giving each of what I bought to my grandsons when they reach the age of 21, and, so far, they have time, because they’re gonna be 4 and 6 on their next birthdays, shortly…not sure if I’ll be around to present them, but, time will tell…I will tell ya, and if you have a Ruger Mark anything, you know what a bitch it is to disassemble that bad boy for cleaning, but, again, a youtube video helped me out there, so make sure you check them out. Happy and safe 4th to y’all!

  2. M. Sage says:

    So much for “old .22s can’t be dry-fired.” Have to do it just to clean this one, and it looks like they put up with it pretty well.

  3. warhorse says:

    I’ve got my grandfather’s colt woodsman match target, serial number puts it in 1948. I’ve never had it apart, but I’ve never fired it either. I still have the box it came in and the little safety book and colt catalog that came with it.

    it has white plastic oversized grips, probably not original.

  4. Mad Jack says:

    Nice video. I own one of these pistols, and it’s a real shooter. Having watched the video, I am NOT taking it apart.

  5. Stretch says:

    I’ve my Great-Uncle John’s Woodsman, ca. 1929. Replaced the recoil and firing-pin spring. Should be good to go for another 90 years. Interesting (to me) is the firing-pin channel is the same diameter as a pipe-cleaner, a common household item when it was designed in 1915. Coincidence? Not with John Moses Browning designing it.

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