"COLT WOODSMAN PRE-WAR SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 91392. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish 2nd Model Woodsman with 6-5/8" tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with full checkered walnut grips & orig 2-tone magazine. Pistol has about "B+" coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background covering about 60% of pistol. Left front side of frame has "THE WOODSMAN" and engraved "MARY HEATH" below. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this pistol with blue finish, class "B" engraved with the name "Mary Heath" on receiver. Under special features it lists 3-1/2 lb. trigger pull. It was shipped to the famous target shooter Phil B. Bekeart of San Francisco, CA on June 20, 1934 in a one gun shipment to Order #13605-1. Also accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark maroon box with standard blue & white end label, a black & white label on top edge marked "TARGET" and a tiny blue over-label marked "PATRIDGE SIGHTS" with another black & white over-label that wraps over top marked "ENGRAVED". The serial number is in pencil on bottom along with the purchase order & job numbers. Inside contains orig wire handled cleaning brush & tiny hexagonal handled all-steel screwdriver. Mary Heath Keesling (1914-2006) was a native of San Francisco and a graduate of Univ. of California at Berkeley. As a student she was a competitive skeet shooter and upon returning to the San Francisco Bay area after WWII became a prominent volunteer. Her father was a former vice-president of Remington Arms. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, retaining about virtually all of its strong orig blue with only very faint muzzle edge wear, probably from sliding around in the box. It may have been fired but if so, very little. Grips are crisp showing little or no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33422 JR153 (20,000-30,000)"
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