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Old 04-18-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Found one of these cute little rascals at the Gun Show this weekend

Got lucky & found the owners manual

This is a type II Model B, evidently...lever on right side with button on top.

Interestingly, it says it "Shoots the new High-Speed greaseless cartridge, along with standard makes of .22 Long Rifle High Speed & low pressure ammo with lubricated bullet."

That makes me wonder if it could handle High Velocity ammo, or should I stick to Standard Velo, like my 1913 Marlin 37 uses??

I'm guessing that it's a 1938? or 39?, serial 54XXX, right in the middle of production.

It does have the HS logo on the grips.

I pretty much think it's a shooter...the blueing is a little jacked on the right side...looks like someone stored it for years & it stuck to whatever it was sitting on. Otherwise the bluing on the top & left side is dang near perfect.

Although, I'm thinking Hard Chrome plating might make it really look nice, along with maybe adding some checkering to the front/rear of the grip handle...it's kinda slippery.

The guy said he cleaned it before he brought it to the show...LMAO!!! I could tell there was grit in it when I worked the action there...and could see that if he thought that was cleaning, he needed to rethink the word...LOL

After a quick breakdown (Dang, these are EASY) & cleanup, the guts look pretty good now.
I'm going to test-fire it either mon/tue and then break it down again...maybe polish the rails/slide/feed throat a bit.

I am getting really stoked about this one...I do love older guns, especially if they work right

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Would stay away from hypervelocity stuff like Stingers, YellowJackets, etc. They were not conceived of when that nice little pistol was made. They will batter the moving parts- and they don't make those anymore, do they?

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I'm probably not the only one who would like to see some pictures.......

And High Standards rock.

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Check into other sites as well for advice. While I have owned a few of these I havent shot them much. I have heard of cracks developing in these when modern ammo was used, however that could have been older models not labeled for high speed ammo. As far as I know no matter what ammo you use all of them have the same chamber preasure when you are talking high speed ammo.

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Would stay away from hypervelocity stuff like Stingers, YellowJackets, etc. They were not conceived of when that nice little pistol was made. They will batter the moving parts- and they don't make those anymore, do they?
Oddly enough, High Standard still makes some replacement parts...but I'm not about to use Stingers...
I might be crazy, but I ain't nuts

Numrich has a fair amount on hand as well, so does Brownell's...so I'll probably get replacement springs,
a firing pin, & a few other items IF it performs well at the range.

The guy who owned it last was using Federal Lightning...gave me a box of 'em...

Pics tomorrow, I'm going to bed
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Oddly enough, High Standard still makes some replacement parts...but I'm not about to use Stingers...
I might be crazy, but I ain't nuts

Numrich has a fair amount on hand as well, so does Brownell's...so I'll probably get replacement springs,
a firing pin, & a few other items IF it performs well at the range.

The guy who owned it last was using Federal Lightning...gave me a box of 'em...

Pics tomorrow, I'm going to bed
If I remember right Wolff makes springs for the HS pistols. New springs of the correct weight can make a huge difference when using modern ammo.
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Welp, it definitely likes Remington Target Standard Velo rounds



Kinda loud, compared to some of my other .22lr pistols...but it feels GREAT!!

I gotta go get more mags...and maybe some Walnut grips from a D/E model LOL

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If I remember right Wolff makes springs for the HS pistols. New springs of the correct weight can make a huge difference when using modern ammo.
I will definitely look into that, I've got Wolf springs in my Glock 20...makes a difference, it does
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Kinda loud, compared to some of my other .22lr pistols...but it feels GREAT!!

I gotta go get more mags...and maybe some Walnut grips from a D/E model LOL
Let me know if you find a source for orig HS mags. I need some for H-D Military and Supermatic Citation. Triple K makes them, but their mags have always been poor performers for me in the past.

There is (was?) a guy on GB who sells HS grips. He had a decent selection last year, when I looked.

Great looking pistol, congrats. Very nice shape.
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High Standard themselves makes new mags, reportedly they also enable a LSHO feature

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