Includes Challenger, Huntsman and Targetsman

FIRST SERIES WOODSMAN: 1915-1947 (Target and Sport Models)
DATE Approximate Serial Number
Mar 1915 1
Jan 1916 850
Jan 1917 4000
Jan 1918 6400
Jan 1919 7000
Jan 1920 20200
Jan 1921 25000
Jan 1922 27200
Jan 1923 33500
Jan 1924 38700
Jan 1925 43000
Jan 1926 46650
Jan 1927 51700
Jan 1928 55800
Jan 1929 63150
Jan 1930 71300
Jan 1931 77900
Jan 1932 84400
Jan 1933 86300
Jan 1934 89200
Jan 1935 94500
Jan 1936 99200
Jan 1937 109100
Jan 1938 121300
Jan 1939 131000
Jan 1940 137600
Jan 1941 144400
Jan-Jun 1942*: 151800-157037
*Some numbers from the 1942 block were shipped after WWII, in 1946 and 1947.

 

FIRST SERIES MATCH TARGET "BULLSEYE" WOODSMAN MODEL: 1938-1944
DATE Approximate Serial Number
June 1938 MT1
Jan 1939 MT3000
Jan 1940 MT7000
Jan 1941-1944 MT10000
Feb 1944 MT16611

 

SECOND SERIES WOODSMAN: 1947-1955 (Target, Sport, and Match Target Models Models)
DATE Approximate Serial Number
Nov 1947 1-S
Jan 1948 250-S
Jan 1949 35750-S
Jan 1950 68900-S
Jan 1951 86200-S
Jan 1952 100100-S
Jan 1953 123700-S
Jan 1954 137650-S
Jan 1955 142600-S
Dec 1955 146137-S

 

CHALLENGER (Introduced May, 1950)
DATE Approximate Serial Number
Nov 1947 1-C
Jan 1951 20400-C
Jan 1952 40600-C
Jan 1953 63700-C
Jan 1954 72850-C
Jan 1955 75400-C
Dec 1955 77143-C
The Huntsman replaced the Challenger in 1955, with the introduction of the third series. Serial numbers then skipped to 90001-C and restarted.

 

THIRD SERIES WOODSMAN: 1955-1977 (Target, Sport, and Match Target Models Models)
DATE Approximate
Late 1955: The first 1001 Woodsmans of the 3rd series were assigned serial numbers 146138-S to 147138-S, from the end of the 2nd series block. The numbers then skipped to 160001-S and restarted.  
Nov 1955 160000-S
Jan 1956 161600-S
Jan 1957 172200-S
Jan 1958 182500-S
Jan 1959 185200-S
Jan 1960 189250-S
Jan 1961 193300-S
Jan 1962 196900-S
Jan 1963 200600-S
Dec 1964 204500-S
Jan 1965 208300-S
Jan 1966 215000-S
Jan 1967 222350-S
Jan 1968 231250-S
Jan 1969 241811-S
Serial numbers for all models: Sport, Target, Match Target, Huntsman, and Targetsman, integrated early in 1969 and restarted at 001001S.
Feb 1969 001001S
Jan 1970 019900S
Jan 1971 024050S
Jan 1972 030700S
Jan 1973 042100S
Jan 1974 049000S
Jan 1975 067000S
Jan 1976 090600S
Apr 1976 S100000S*
May 1976 300001S

 

HUNTSMAN (Begin at 90001-C) AND TARGETSMAN (Begin at 129300-C)
July 1955 90001-C
Jan 1956 96100-C
Jan 1957 112900-C
Jan 1958 124699-C
Jan 1959 129900-C
Jan 1960 141100-C
Jan 1961 146700-C
Jan 1962 151500-C
Jan 1963 154600-C
Jan 1964 158800-C
Jan 1965 162400-C
Jan 1966 168200-C
Jan 1967 175200-C
Jan 1968 182200-C
Jan 1969 193501-C
Jun 1969 194040-C
Serial numbers for all models: Sport, Target, Match Target, Huntsman, and Targetsman, integrated early in 1969 and restarted at 001001S.
Feb 1969 001001S
Jan 1970 019900S
Jan 1971 024050S
Jan 1972 030700S
Jan 1973 042100S
Jan 1974 049000S
Jan 1975 067000S
Jan 1976 090600S
Apr 1976 S100000S*
Jan 1977 312350S
Apr 1977 317736S End production

Bob Rayburn http://www.colt22.com Lakewood, WA 98497