AS usual this time if year I make the trek to the Court days festivals in Mt. Sterling & Preston Ky.I look forward all year to this because I always find some great stuff. I mainly go to see all the guns being sold but there are all kinds of things to be seen or had if you spend the time. This year I didn't make it to Mt. Sterling as it took me a full eight hours to cover the small town of Preston. But I did find a really cool High Standard Double Nine Revolver. I have been looking for a good one for a while as was my father in law. Well, he was the lucky one and found one first. Asking me what I thought about it I looked it over and said if he didn't get it I was going to. He wanted one because the memories of his now gone Father. So I really couldn't snake it but I did tease him that I would for a little while. After he was ready to move on with his really cool revo that I really wanted we went to move on. Getting all of maybe 15 yards we come to another table with another Double Nine. It looked almost EXACTLY like the other one. Other than the grips they where twins. And the only difference there was this one had the High Standard medallions on them. It was in pretty good shape so I had to snap it up. Later while comparing them we got to looking at thew serial n umbers and they are really close to each other! So, two revolvers sold by two different people...Started off life pretty close to each other and now are close again. Really weird I thought.
I also got a nifty shotgun..but that's another thread. No really cool story there though.
I shot it today and it shoots like a dream. I'm really digging this little revo.
Well..Enough long winded explanations..Here it is
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That is Great! I also have one that looks like the one you have in the picture. Purchased it years ago from an elderly gentleman that wanted to sell it. I must be honest I have never shot it. But they are fine little revolvers. High Standard made so good pistols and revolvers. One of my Silhouett guns was a High Standard Victor. "Congrats to both of you on your valuable find!
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