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I went to a friend's house today whose great uncle passed on to him an entire gun collection, mainly Civil War items. However, there were 7 or 8 other more modern weaponds that were passed on as well. All were in pristine condition and in origianl boxes. Among these was the following.

A High Standard HD Military .22, serial number 241212 still in the box. There were also 2 blued mags (still in their boxes) with the original 1968 dates invoice for their purchase.

There was one very strange looking mag, that almost looked like it was made out of pot metal. Anyone ever seen one like that? I would be curious to know when this pistol might have been manufactured, and an estimated value. This thing is absolutely brand new. Many thanks.











 

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The H-S collectors should be drooling over that gun. I have seen those unblued mags before and I think they were some kind of factory experiment. They look like heck, but worked OK. Value would be over $600, maybe $800 to the right person.

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Very nice gun!

High Standard made around 140,000 of these making it the third highest production number pistol This one was from around early March 1948 - the exact date is not available as this serial number is an open record.

The magazine is cadmium plated steel and was standard production from early 1954 through August or a little later of 1959. The lip style magazine was not around when teh gun was made appearing in 1953. Original magazines for the Model H-D Military was the two-tone finger style with the small diameter follower button. The cadmium plated magazine shown has the small diameter follower button so it was offered as a replacement mag for the small button finger magazines found in the early guns before the lever letter series.

The other blued magazines if from 1968 are also the lip style magazine and not like the original magazine.
 
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