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Old 08-19-2011, 05:32 AM
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Default My High Standard Sentinel R103 .22lr 9-shot Snubby

My High Standard Sentinel R103 .22lr 9-shot Snubby
sure is a fun plinker.

Initially I thought the cylinder/crane lock-up was pretty sloppy,
but in actual shooting the lock-up is pretty tight and it
shoots pretty accurately.
I was very happy and surprised.

Having a difficult time finding a holster for this model.
The frame seems to be too large for most snubnose holsters
I have tried fitting it into at LGShops.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:08 AM
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There good guns but just make sure you dont dry fire them, the metal isnt that hard of them.

and dont shoot shorts in them.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:18 AM
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My very first handgun was a 6 inch Sentinel many years ago. Bought it at Montgomery Wards hardware. Don't remember what I traded it for, but recently found a 4 inch model to replace it. Good plinker and cheap to shoot.
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If you have read Hell I WAS there .Elmer Kieth had positive comments about the ergonomics of these.I am not far from where your gun was produced and have a double nine model myself.
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You have to love those nine shot High Standards. My double nine which was the first handgun I bought, Still have it after 1000s of rounds. Terrible double action trigger but single action not too bad and it is very accurate.
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You have to love those nine shot High Standards. My double nine which was the first handgun I bought, Still have it after 1000s of rounds. Terrible double action trigger but single action not too bad and it is very accurate.
A Double-Nine was the first gun I bought, too. I think I was 14 or maybe 15. I had other guns that had been given to me by friends of my parents who knew of my serious interest in firearms, but this was my first new-in-the-box gun that I had to trade real money for.

I let it get away years ago. What a moron. If I was the kind of guy that let bad past decisions sandbag my future, I'd probably still be prone in a ditch someplace, unconscious from that particular choice.

Sigh. Too bad. Next.
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Very nice...but where is your box?





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[QUOTE=sipowicz;136084350]Very nice...but where is your box?



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Those are nice guns. If you need a holster for it I could whip one up for you sometime. Here's a fancy one just to give you an idea but a simple field holster is a piece of cake.
These little Hi-Standard and J.C. Higgins and their longer barreled brethren are great shooters with perfect feel in the hand.

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Around here you rarely see High Standards for sale, either at gun shops or gunshows. I have had three, these blue and nickel ones and a Natchez model with the bird's eye grips. For a economy revolver they are very viable. I did make the holster.







I have now passed them to my son.

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I just came in from shooting my R101 again that I built this weekend. I found it completely disassembled in an old fibreboard box in my uncles garage. I didn't even know if all the parts were there but Saturday afternoon I started trying to figure out how it worked, a couple hours later I had a very grungy half rusted Sentinel that was shooting cans all over the yard. I need to take it all back part and give it a good scrub now that I know how she goes together.
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Hi JWNathan,
Attached is a link to download a pdf Owners manual for your R101.
Hope you can make use of the info in the owners manual.
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http://stevespages.com/pdf/histandard_r100-r101.pdf
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Hi:
Nice revolver.
I remember the High Standards from the 1950s & 1960s. The model you have was offered in various colors (green-blue-chrome-pink) and with white grips.
High Standard and Mossberg give a decent weapon for a afforable price.
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I just came in from shooting my R101 again that I built this weekend. I found it completely disassembled in an old fibreboard box in my uncles garage. I didn't even know if all the parts were there but Saturday afternoon I started trying to figure out how it worked, a couple hours later I had a very grungy half rusted Sentinel that was shooting cans all over the yard. I need to take it all back part and give it a good scrub now that I know how she goes together.
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WOW! I am impressed. IIRC the High Standards had pins instead of screws.
Wonder what the reason was for your uncle to take the revolver a part?
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My wife's HS came with this Bianchi, with #5BHL .38/.357 Colt marked on it. It's her favorite plinker. She loves to shoot it but carries something else. PM sent.
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My wife's HS came with this Bianchi, with #5BHL .38/.357 Colt marked on it. It's her favorite plinker. She loves to shoot it but carries something else. PM sent.
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Hi Cherokee Slim,
I received the Bianchi holster today.
It fits perfectly.
Thank you again,
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Bianchi holster for High Std Sentinel R103.




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I've never owned one of these but the first snubnose I shot was a nickled HS.
Lots of fun but I shot high all the time while thinking I was doing really well.

Almost bought one of the longer ones once but failed for the usual reason--lack of cash.
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