HS Supermatic Citation Part 2
Not to despare anyone, but I have learned from Colt......just because "you" haven`t seen it, does not mean it doesn`t exsist.
I`m going to post 12 new/better pictures of this HS for folks to look at again.
The work involved by someone (if custom) was very laboring.
The barrel address means the barrel was not milled down.
The front sight on the rib is staked with two pins-milled-blued and very hard to see, I have taken a picture at a steep angle and high contrast (only way to see it)
This rib is fit to this barrel, with a radius running the length, until it steps up flat to match the receiver/slide.
**EXPLAIN** The Victor models dual cocking serations that appear to be a milled slide from a rear saddle sighted HS. I will remove the ramp in the morning-the barrel does have grooves on either side of the missing front sight, now just need to know which models were relief cut and not screwed on.
Serial Number 125093x
Slide Marked "HI STANDARD"
Barrel Address "HIGH STANDARD MFG. CORP
HAMDEN, CONN. U.S.A."
The bluing is a perfect match along with the polishing lines through out the pistol.
Where matte finish appears, it matches the top of the rib.
The slide may have the rear sight stake pin and I guess this would mean the slide was milled too, the entire slide.
If custom built---who built it and I doubt one was built
or, custom built by or for HS
They did have experimental pistols.
If you actually held this pistol in hand, you would think it factory.
So here it is again.
Please note how the rib is thinner at the front and becomes thicker at the rear and the quality of the taper.