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Old 01-08-2020, 01:30 AM
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Thought some of you might like to see a (1945) High Standard H-D Military .22 pistol with a 6-3/4" barrel I have. It's in very good condition considering it's age, and I'm sure a great piece for anyone's collection.



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They were ahead of their time and target quality out of the box and still are.
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Excellent guns and very accurate. Magazines, to the exception of the original " Finger Style ", are somehow problematic needing frequent lips adjustment. Mine , a gift from a friend is from 1947.
Go to RimfireCentral.com - Rimfire Community! for more information.
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Ive got two HDs, a 4 that Ive had for 50yrs and 6.75 I just got couple years ago. The 4 has been shot thousands of rounds with no problems. The trigger on 4 is one of best of any pistol Ive owned. Ive not had time to mess with 6.75 yet.


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Also have a 4 inch.
My trigger is also excellent and the grip angle seems to be perfect for me.
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I did some horse trading for a HD Military with a 4 inch barrel several years ago. This one was made in 1947 and with standard velocity ammo it is very accurate. The heavier bull type barrel was ahead of it's time and makes it a very stable shooter.

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I have a twin to Faulkner's. The old High Standards are cool guns and great shooters but be aware to stay away from high velocity ammo or risk cracking the frame. A very helpful book to have to help maintain and repair them is The Hi-Standard Pistol Guide by Burr Leyson.

One must be extremely careful when disassembling and reassembling them so as not to end up with a locked up gun that requires a gunsmith and a special tool. Provided of course such a gunsmith still exists these days.
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I must confess I lack the courage to disassemble my HD as I do with my Colt Woodsman MT. To depress the plunger to capture the recoil spring and remove the slide for cleaning is all Im able to do.
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I used to shoot competition with an old guy that I worked with. He used a 4" HD-Military but didn't do very well. Turned out the sight was broken. He didn't tell me about that but convinced me to buy it from him so he could upgrade to a H-S Victor, which was the rage at the time.

After disassembling it I found that the sight screw was loose - a 5 second fix. After that it was MY competition .22 and I won many a tournament with it.

It came with a tooled leather holster, several mags, original wood grips and a set of genuine stag grips.

Best 40 bucks I ever spent. I have it to this day.
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I grew up with one. Most accurate 22lr pistol ever. I picked up this one about 15 years ago.

None better in my book.

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Rear sight on HDs are common lose. Best way I’ve found to fix the problem is to drop a shotgun shot ahead of rear sight screw, before tightening.
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If you have access to the Pate book, there is some very interesting and informative writing about them.
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Rear sight on HDs are common lose. Best way Ive found to fix the problem is to drop a shotgun shot ahead of rear sight screw, before tightening.
Took my HD to the range on Wednesday and it was shooting all over the place even thou the screw was tight. I like your idea of using a piece of shot in front of the screw, I'm going to try that and see if it helps. Before anyone says anything, it wasn't my old eyes causing the problem, I did very well with my 625 and 629 after I fired the HD. Thanks for the tip.
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I got the HD in 1971. As I recall I just added some locktite to the dovetail and the screw, adjusted it several times right after, and called it a day. It hasn't loosen up since then, even after a bunch of years being used in competition.

The rest of the story is that my old Buddy asked me how I could shoot so good with it. When I told him it was a loose screw he never talked about it again.
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