Re: stardard arms automatic-pump rifle in 35 remington
The gas gun is the Model G (for gas). One source says they made some 7000 including 2000 made from parts after the factory closed. Another source says they made 12,000, which is more likely as mine (.30 Rem.) is 83xx. All reports say they also made a straight pump, the Model M (for manual) but the are rare and I have never seen one.
Initial takeddown is by inserting the bullet point of a cartridge or a similar tool into the hole behind the trigger guard and pushing up. That releases the top of the receiver from the bottom.
The Standard was the first gas operated rifle imade in the U.S. and articles on it always tout the capabililty to switch to a pump and wonder why it was not more successful. Most writers seem unaware that while the gun could be operated as a pump, the operating rod spring was not disconnected, so the user had to fight the very stiff spring to operate the gun as a pump.
The collector interest in those guns has not really "jelled" and even one like new will bring only $700-800, maybe $1000 in the box with papers.
Google "Standard rifle Model G' for more information and links to sources.
Last edited by Jim K; 06-24-2011 at 03:01 PM..