Like a bad penny huh??? Please explain the High Standard`s serial number to me......I am not the brightest light in the room. This is based only on my wisdom and that ain`t much, so here goes. My serial number is not even 30 numbers above your starting serial number for the Supermatic Citation Model 103 and you said this was a "mid 1962" pistol. My book shows this model made from 1958 to 1966, with less than 30 before mine was made, where did it disappear too??? Based on just the numbers, wouldn`t it be an early 1958 first year pistol and if not please splain it to me. Thanks LTS LIKETOSHOOT, With a complete serial numebr I should be able to find the catalog number for the gun when it was shipped and te day month and year of shipment. I would wager that your serial number iis higher than 1,250,925 since a quick check doesn't show any Supermatic Citations below that in the 1,250,xxx range. The majority of the Citations between 1,250,925 and 1,250,999 are catalog number 9263, the 5.50" bull barrel version with a few catalog number 9260, the 6.75" space gun barrel version, scattered within the range at random. This gun is from mid 1962 and there were no ribbed barrel mmodels in High Standards lineup at that time the first ribbed barrel gun was the Victor in 1971. The polish on the Citations was not the high polish of the Trophy of that era.