HIgh Standard Model "B"

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  1. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    Snagged one of these cute little rascals at the Gun Show yesterday :)

    Grabbed it for cheap...but it defintiely needed a good internal cleaning...looked like decades since someone had broken it down for a proper cleaning. So I did a nice cleaning on it early today.

    I'll post pics & a range report in a few days :D
  2. Big Shrek

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    OMIGAWD!! I LOVE IT :D

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    Shoots sweet, zero noticeable recoil, NICE groups...and I gotta go get more mags!!!

    Now I know why these are bringing $500+ on the auction sites...WOW!!

    Glad I only coughed up $180 :D
  3. Jim K

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    Best stick to standard velocity ammo, though.

    Jim
  4. Big Shrek

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    Remington Target Standard Velo works pretty darn well :)

    Wolf makes an upgrade spring so that you can use High Velo ammo...
    but I'm not even gonna try Stingers/Yellowjackets.
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    Were you aware of these??

    The top one is a very early High Standard Model B shipped in 1933
    The bottom one is a Hartford Model 1925.
    (High Standard bought Hartford around 1932 and the only thing they changed was the markings.

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  6. Big Shrek

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    GREAT info, Deadin :D

    I've just started researching these nifty lil pistols...hadn't hit that little gem of info yet!!

    NOT ALLOWED

    Unfortunately the seller only mentioned that they were HS Target grips...but not what model # or any other info on 'em.

    Once I find out what grips those are...it will be easier to track 'em down :D

    Hrm...interesting that they block BRANDX....how utterly bizarre.
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  7. deadin

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    Here's even a weirder one. It's a Hartford Single Shot. You have to work the slide by hand and there is no magazine. Notice that it was shipped about the same time as my Model B. HS was just selling off stock from the previous company.

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  8. SGVictor

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    THe higher force springs are for 102 and later series High Stadanrds and will help but not guarantee damage from battering with High velocity ammunition
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    Actually close examination, will show a number of differences between the Hartford and High Standard. Some minor parts were the same until they used up the old Hartford stock a lot of other parts were modified from the Hartford designs.

    There were three basic versions of the Hartford semi-auto. The first two designs with sliding magazine releases had two or three variations each and the last had only one variation that I have identified.
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    Have had this one in my collection for a few years now, use out back with a silencer so it doesnt disturb the neighbours, would like to find its approx year of manufacture if anyone can help.s/n is 39026.Any help very much appreciated.

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  11. SGVictor

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    Some of the parts of these guns were old Hartford stock and others were made new by High Standard. These were mostly sold on one purchase order to Galef on 1 order in 6 shipments and a later 7th shipment probably on a second order. High Standard sold about 900 of these guns with about 860 going to Galef.
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  12. SGVictor

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    Shipped to Parker Hale 12/19/1938
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    Thanks SGVictor,That was quick.I should have included with the s/n that it had not English make stamped under the slide release,plus UK proof marks under the barrel just ahead of the trigger guard.Proves your info is spot on.Its a great shame that Parker Hale closed down a few years ago,They were one of the best in the UK gun trade.Thanks again for taking the time to satisfy my curiosity.
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    I suspect that the shipping name was the Parker Hale office in teh US and it may have been forwarded to the home office in England by US Parker Hale or it may have originally been shipped to Parker Hale in England by High Standard.
  15. Jim K

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    Please don't use high velocity ammo in those guns, no matter what anyone says about the springs. The slide stop lugs just are not strong enough.

    Jim
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