The Colt Woodsman,
One of the most popular and long lasting semi automatic .22 plinking pistols, the Colt Woodsmen was manufactured 1915 - 1977. A design of the legendary John Moses Browning, the Colt Woodsmen became a standard in semi-automatic peashooting pistols for generations. Accurate and reliable, they were still inexpensive for the common man to buy and sold at hardware stores and corner shops. Perhaps the Woodsmen’s most enthusiastic and popular owner was writer Ernest Hemingway, who wrote,
“The rifle and the pistol are still the equalizer when one man is more of a man than another, and if…he is really smart…he will get a permit to carry one and then drop around to Abercrombie and Fitch and buy himself a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, Woodsman model, with a five-inch barrel and a box of shells. I advise him to get lubricated hollow points to avoid jams and to ensure a nice expansion on the bullet. He might even get several boxes and practice a little… (emphasis added)”
Now standing in one corner of a boxing ring with a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, shooting a bullet weighing only 40 grains and with a striking energy of 51 foot pounds at 25 feet from the muzzle, I will guarantee to kill either [boxer] Gene [Tunney] or Joe Louis before they get to me from the opposite corner. This is the smallest caliber pistol cartridge made; but it is also one of the most accurate and easy to hit with, since the pistol has no recoil. I have killed many horses with it, cripples and bear baits, with a single shot, and what will kill a horse will kill a man. I have hit six dueling silhouettes in the head with it at regulation distance in five seconds. It was this type of pistol that Millen boys’ colleague, Abe Faber, did all his killings with. Yet this same pistol bullet fired at point blank range will not dent a grizzly’s skull, and to shoot a grizzly with a .22 caliber pistol would simply be one way of committing suicide.”
Over the decades three major models were produced, as well as special match target models. Production ended in 1977.
It’s a Chinese MAK-90. Bought at the start of the 94 AWB.
How the fuck can you tell that?
Uh cause that’s when my best friend bought it… And it says MAK 90 on it.
Oh wait I’m sorry I got my guns mixed up. It’s really a M256 120mm smooth bore, but DU APFSDS rounds are really expensive so we were shooting 7.62x39 that day…
Am I the only person who wanted to see a few more Phase II Clone Armour designs in The Clone Wars, a few being
Gree and his pretty awesome phase II green cameo Armour
Bacara and his unique phase II Armour along with the Galactic Marines
and of course Bly’s Armour, because then we would get a Bly/Aayla storyline
And to finish the clone paratrooper Armour,as the helmet design is one of my favorites
How have I grown up watching these movies, for some 30+ years and not pondered this…..
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Much like the Mosin Nagant 91/30, the sheer amount of SKS rifles on the surplus market often leads to them being modified. This one at least has a scope mount that doesn’t alter the rifle permanently.
Red Dawn showing the use of a gun registry for confiscation during occupation.
Straight out of Chernobyl
Didn’t know they had American made Tapco in Pripyat
hue hue hue
Although considered a military failure since it never managed its achieve its goal of replacing the Mosin Nagant 91/30, the SVT-40 did become a popular surplus firearm for collectors. They are surprisingly well balanced and much lighter than it’s comparable counterparts, the M1 Garand and G43. (GRH)