Case 4, shelf B: Woodsman Shoulder Stocks
Other than experimental models, Colt did not make shoulder stocks for the Woodsman. There were some after market models made during the 1920's and 1930's, but they ran afoul of the National Firearms Act of 1934, which was intended to control sawed off shotguns, machine guns, and other "destructive devices." One objective of the National Firearms Act was to prevent rifles from being shortened for concealment. Since a pistol with an added shoulder stock fits the same legal definition of a "Short Rifle" as a rifle with the barrel shortened, an unintended consequence was the effective banning of pistols with shoulder stocks added. Similar legalistic over-reaching resulted in smooth bore pistols, as used by trick shooters of the day, being treated the same as sawed off shotguns. The shoulder stocks in this collection are classified as "Curios and Relics" by the BATF.
- NS (for Neal-Schaefer) combination holster/shoulder stock. Made in Ventura California in the 1920's or 1930's.
- The Rifle-ette: This skeleton frame stock, built in the 1920's by Monarch Arms of Los Angeles, is extremely rare, especially with the original box.
It uses replacement metal grips with a lug on the left side. The shoulder stock attaches to the lug with a thumbscrew.
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