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I am nearly sold out of Woodsman parts. I still have a few of the large size grip adapters (see below), and a few miscellaneous small parts. I will be preparing a list of my remaining small parts and posting it here, and probably on Ebay as well.
Sorry, but due to numerous complex restrictions,

First Series Barrels: Sorry, sold out. First Series Slides: Sorry, sold out. First Series Magazines: Sorry, sold out. First Series Grips: Sorry, sold out.
Second/Third Series Barrels: Sorry, sold out. Second/Third Series Slides: Sorry, sold out 2nd/3rd series magazines Sorry, sold out,
but see magazines below
Second/Third Series Grips: Sorry, sold out.
To select the part you need, you must first determine whether your Colt .22 auto is a First, Second, or Third series, and in some cases you will need to know which model it is. You can open a new link to see how to determine those things by clicking on Series and Models. You can return here by simply closing the newly opened link.

Many changes were made in the Woodsman line over the 62 years of production, and parts from one time period or model often will not interchange with those from a different time period or different model. Sometimes the parts will interchange, and will work just fine, but will not be exactly the same and may differ in markings, etc. That is important to collectors, but usually is not a major concern to someone who is just trying to get an old gun back in shooting condition. My descriptions will normally specify which model a part is "correct" for and also which models it is compatible with.

I am sold out of all Woodsman magazines, however an Ebay seller named Olyjules (100% positive feedback) informs me that she has a good supply of Colt manufactured magazines that are made to work with ANY post-WWII Colt S frame semi-automatic, including all 2nd and 3rd series Woodsman Sport Model, Target Model, or Match Target Model, as well as all Challengers, Huntsmans and Targetsmans. She sells them on Ebay at $30/each or 4 for $100 or you can order directly from her here by clicking on one of the magazine images below.
Large Coltwood Grip Adapter
Colt .22 LR magazine
Large Coltwood Grip Adapter
Colt .22 LR magazine
Large Coltwood Grip Adapter
Colt .22 LR magazine

Large Coltwood Grip Adapter
Large, Coltwood
Large Brown Grip Adapter
Large, Brown Plastic

The attaching screw serves as
a filler screw when the grip
adapter is not in place.

The items above are grip adapters for the Second Series Colt Woodsman. A pair of grip adapters, one large and one small, was furnished with all civilian versions of the 2nd series Colt Woodsman pistol. The purpose was to provide for different sized hands of different shooters. Either one could be attached to the back strap to provide a more hand filling grip. The attaching screw serves as a filler screw when neither one is attached. The attaching method is shown in the right hand photo.

I have a few extras of the types shown above. They are new condition, old stock, original Colt manufacture.

My extras are for sale for $25 each. Shipping in the United States is $2.50 for one via First Class Mail, or $5.80 for any number via Priority Mail with tracking. To order, click on one of the grip adapters above and then select size and color.

click through to MY ONLINE BOOK STORE reflects my interests and the interests of many of the visitors to this site, including Colts, other guns, ammo, computers, web design, military, hunting and fishing, photography, science, and travel. If you buy from my online bookstore the sale will be handled through Amazon's secure servers and the price to you will be exactly the same as if you went to directly. The difference is, Amazon will send me a small percentage of whatever you spend. I would appreciate your help in this way to partially defray the expense in time and money that it takes to maintain this site.

You can help support this web site by coming here first to right click through to for anything you would normally buy from Amazon. In order for me to receive credit for the click through it is necessary to click the RIGHT mouse button and then select "Open Link in New Window". I will receive a small percentage of whatever you spend and the price to you will be exactly the same. As with the bookstore, the sale will be handled through Amazon's secure servers.

My Colt Woodsman Pocket Guide has evolved over more than 20 years from a single 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper to the current 96 page shirt pocket size booklet. It includes numerous photos, tables, and other information for the Woodsman owner. The price is $10 plus $1 for shipping. Cash, check, money order or Paypal ok.

This is the latest and final edition. More information, more pictures, improved layout and organization over previous versions, and greatly improved photos.

In response to many requests, I have posted Exploded Views of the various models.

Standard Catalog Of Firearms, 16th Edition
The 2006 edition of The Standard Catalog of Firearms was released in January, 2006 and contains an article by Yours Truly on factory engraved Colt Woodsman pistols. The cover photo shows three engraved guns from my collection. The book can be ordered from by clicking on the title above or the cover photo at right. The file photo on shows an older issue, but the link is to the 2006 issue. Please note: the 2006 is not the current issue, but is shown here for those with a particular interest in the Colt Woodsman. A link to the current version is in the block below.

Collecting the Colt Woodsman is a hobby for me, not a business. Please note that I do not do appraisals, so please do not ask me to estimate the value of your gun. I have provided input to the Blue Book of Gun Values for several years, and as of the 2005 edition I also contribute to The Standard Catalog of Firearms. Each of these publications is updated annually with Colt Woodsman values and descriptions based on my recommendations to the editor. The two publications are not identical, and each has certain advantages over the other. I recommend that you consult both publications and then make your own appraisal. You can order either one or both by clicking on the links below.

2011 Standard Catalog Of Firearms:
The Collector's Price & Reference Guide

Blue Book of Gun Values

If you order via the links on this page that will help support the cost of maintaining this Woodsman web site, while the cost to you will be exactly the same as if you ordered directly. Your help will be appreciated.

If you do not feel qualified to do your own appraisal with the aid of these books, Blue Book Publications will do a written appraisal for you for only $20. There are links on their web site to their appraisal service. They also have experts available to answer specific questions about almost any type of gun for a small fee.

Good News for Woodsman Collectors: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has now classified as "Curios and Relics:"
"Colt, Woodsman, .22 caliber semiautomatic pistols, all models, all series, all serial numbers, (to include Match Target, Challenger, Huntsmen, and Targetsman), made prior to 1978"
See it on the BATF web site at:

The fact that the Woodsman has been classified as a Curio and Relic by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) makes life a lot easier for a Woodsman collector who has a Federal Collector's License. A licensed collector can buy a "Curio and Relic" for his own collection from someone in another state, with no requirement to route the purchase through a federally licensed dealer.

One of the finest Colt Woodsman collections ever assembled was listed on this web site in December, 2002. The collection has been sold, but photos and descriptions of the entire collection are being kept online here for reference by present and future collectors. You can view it by clicking on A Fine Collection
The Colt Woodsman collection that was listed on this web site in October, 2005 has all been sold. You can still see pictures and descriptions HERE.
The People's Republic of California continues to make it difficult for honest citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. California Department of Justice


In about 1975 I was steelhead fishing in western Washington. I wasn't catching any fish, but I noticed a lot of Blue Grouse. To be better prepared in the future I stopped at a gun shop on the way home that afternoon to buy a .22 pistol. The one that caught my eye was a Colt Woodsman Sport Model, similar to the one at the top of this page.

I had wanted one like that ever since my Uncle Henry, freshly returned from WWII, took me out shooting with him and his brand new Colt Woodsman Sport Model. I was too young to handle it while loaded, but I did get to handle it (unloaded) when we got back home. Almost 30 years later I finally had one.

How many guns does a man need? Always one more! Soon I was up to a dozen or so Colt Woodsmans and thought that I had a "complete" collection. How little I knew! Over the next 30 years I learned a lot, and built what was probably the finest Colt Woodsman collection ever assembled. Over 200 of them, with no duplicates, and including rarities such as experimental models, factory engraved versions, and much more.

A big break came in 1985 when Guns Magazine sent a writer/photographer to my house to do an article on my collection. The article appeared in the February 1986 issue with a Woodsman from my collection on the cover. In the meantime Guns & Ammo magazine contacted me directly and asked me to do an article on the Woodsman. I did, and it appeared in the June 1986 issue. With articles about my collection in two major gun magazines within 4 months I was suddenly inundated with letters and phone calls. What had been a very nice collection grew into a world class collection. You can see what it looked like at its peak at: my collection.

Since I can't take them with me when I'm gone I decided a few years ago to sell my gun collection. The guns are gone, but over the years I bought parts from gunsmiths who were retiring, or from gun shops that were going out of business. As a result I ended up with sizeable quantities of some parts. Now I am selling my parts, papers, and paraphernalia. I am not in the parts business; I'm merely selling off what I have and will not be replacing the parts as they are sold.

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