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Would someone tell me what the difference is between the Colt Challenger and the Colt Huntsman? I have been offered a Challenger in a potential trade for my NIB Winchester 94 Ranger .44 Mag (Trapper version with saddle ring). I am waiting on pics of the Colt but supposedly it is in prime shape with no wear to the bluing. Thanks for your help!
 
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WOODSMAN 2ND SERIES
- .22 LR cal. only, slide stop and hold open, push button mag. release on this model is located on the left side of frame, Coltwood plastic grips (mfg. 1947-1950) or brown plastic grips (mfg. 1950-55), total production on all 2nd Series was (not including the Challenger) approx. 146,000, serialization has "S" suffix. Mfg. 1947-1955.

CHALLENGER MODEL
- similar to Woodsman 2nd Series, only with fixed sights, without hold open, and bottom mag. release, 4 1/2 and 6 in. barrels, mfg. between 1950-1955 with total production reaching approx. 77,000. Plastic grips.
Grading
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$650 $495 $325 $250 $225 $210 $180
HUNTSMAN MODEL
- .22 LR cal. only, fixed sights and no hold open, 4 1/2 and 6 in. barrels, black plastic grips to serial number 141094-C - walnut grips after that cutoff. Mfg. between 1955-77 with total production reaching over 100,000.
Grading
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$595 $495 $350 $250 $200 $180 $160
The Huntsman is very similar to the Challenger Model, except is built on a 3rd series frame.
 
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