COLT Hunstman .22LR Rare Serial Number Collector Pistol
A very rare Colt, Double ‘S’ Huntsman, semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .22 long rifle cartridge. Manufactured in 1976.
In 1969 Colt restarted serial numbers with a 00 prefix at 001001S. That series reached 099999S in 1976, then passed 100000S and reached 101336S before it was noticed by Colt that numbers used in 1952 were being duplicated. In order to salvage the 1,336 guns already numbered past 100000S, they were hand stamped with an “S” prefix as well as having the “S” suffix, thus creating the “Double S” variation. All known examples are Huntsman pistols. This particular pistol is one of the 1,336 “Double S” pistols. The left side of the barrel is marked with the one line address, the left side of the frame is marked with the Rampant Colt over “HUNTSMAN” and the left side of the slide is marked “COLT” followed by the two line caliber designation. The serial number is marked on the right side of the frame. Blade front and windage adjustable rear sights, smooth trigger, blue Colt marked magazine and fitted with checkered walnut grips. This rare gun is in excellent condition. The only issues I can find are a small chip on the right grip, below the screw hole is missing and the right front part of the slide is speckeled looking. You cannot feel it but you can see it.