Looking for a C&R .22LR Target Pistol

It occurred to me to check the C&R market for a .22LR target pistol, since it would be easier for me to pick up something with my license than to run around to 20 different gun stores or wait for a gun show to find something I liked. I’ve discovered that the Colt Woodsman seems to be the most common C&R target pistol out there.

In good condition these seem to go from anywhere from 400-600 bucks. Anyone have any experience with these? Or know of any other C&R .22LR target pistol I should consider? I’d consider revolvers as well.

10 Responses to “Looking for a C&R .22LR Target Pistol”

  1. Joseph says:

    If it doesn’t have to be C&R, Browning Buckmarks are pretty cheap…

  2. Ian Argent says:

    ISTR seeing that some of the older Ruger .22s are C&R, no?

  3. Sebastian says:

    Probably. Anything older than 50 years is considered C&R

  4. straightarrow says:

    If you buy the Cold Woodsman you should wear gloves so as not to suffer frostbite. However if you get a Woodsman made by Colt’s you won’t have that problem.

    Smart ass is working in my house this morning, sorry, almost :)

  5. Skip says:

    Try a Ruger Mark I and in bull barrel if you can find it – they shouldn’t be as costly as the Colt and they shoot great!

  6. Sebastian says:

    Ooops… Cold changed to Colt. One of those cases where my fingers typed something other than what my brain was thinking.

  7. Ahab says:

    A lot of the pistols made by High Standard are also C&R eligible – check for some of them.

  8. Clay says:

    Ruger makes a nice target pisiol and the best damn revolvers you can find

  9. marcos says:

    simple question i have for the group?????
    i am under the impression that only rifles 50 yrs and old are eligible for
    C & R aquisition….does that apply to handguns also???????????

  10. marcos says:

    dear group,

    i am particularly a ruger fan. my first gun being ruger 357/38 cal security
    six in 6in barrel, stainless. due to its modular construction you can strip the
    gun down in the field with a metal phillips screwdriver.
    hammer, trigger group,yoke, cylinder comes apart to leave a solid frame
    similar looking to a single action revolver when cylinder is removed.
    also have the ruger mark 1 22cal auto. smooth accurate and trigger
    very much worked in. 5 1/2 bull barrel.
    if your thinking of purchasing a more expensive gun, as i wanted the smith/wesson model 41 22 target at 700.00 remember that the gun will always shoot better than the person holding it. glad i stuck to the ruger at 150.00 in
    the early 80s