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High Standard Sport King
« on: October 17, 2019, 09:20:17 PM »
Yeah.. I'm still alive..and nothing has changed..still an addict rofl2 A week or so ago, I ran across a High Standard Sport King for a killer price, with 2 magazines, which are by no means cheap from the manufacture. And the aftermarket magazines I found....just flat suck, I just don't have any other words to describe them. It shows some faint rust spots, but cleaned up very nicely for it's age, it was made in 1951. It also does a parlor trick not many .22 semiautos do.









Now the parlor trick. it totally comes apart.




And yup... I have another High Standard hidden as well I picked up a while ago, thats how I know about the magazines.. which these two pistols, the mags are interchangeable..WIN!!!.. and like the Colt Targetsman/Huntsman/Woodsman I have(there is an eerie resemblance too), I've found these old High Standards are some seriously sweet shooters too.



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Leave the gun take the cannoli.

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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 05:49:38 AM »
Nice!  thumb1  drool2

If having a sort of duplicate with pedestrian wood grips bothers you then Id be willing to accept it. Ill shoot it and keep it clean so it knows its loved  :-*

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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 09:43:47 AM »
nice find, don't see any around here. thanks for sharing.  thumb1
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 12:57:26 PM »
Nice!  thumb1  drool2

If having a sort of duplicate with pedestrian wood grips bothers you then Id be willing to accept it. Ill shoot it and keep it clean so it knows its loved  :-*

But... it's clean and loved here thumb1  besides, you would put your eye out with it..  rofl2  the pedestrian wood, I don't mind at all.  thumb1
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 01:13:01 PM »
Nice.
I've had a couple over the years, and you're right about them being sweet shooters.
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 11:06:56 PM »
Carl Gustav Swebilius the Swedish designer of these guns and High Standard was a quite impressive guy with his designs and modifications. Some of his designs and other modifications,  I'd say as a gun designer, he is somewhere up there in the ranks with Thompson, Henry, Spencer, Garand, Johnson, even possibly John Browning and Colt, yet he is way under the radar when compared to the others..

History of Carl Gustav Swebilius and High Standard... http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1128

And I could find nothing tying why they resemble the Colt, but dang if they don't think1



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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 11:10:21 AM »
Interesting information thumb1 I didnt know anything about Gustave Swebilius or the High Standard story. Always happy to learn about intelligent and inventive Swedes  :)

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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 12:42:12 AM »
Carl Gustav Swebilius the Swedish designer of these guns and High Standard was a quite impressive guy with his designs and modifications. Some of his designs and other modifications,  I'd say as a gun designer, he is somewhere up there in the ranks with Thompson, Henry, Spencer, Garand, Johnson, even possibly John Browning and Colt, yet he is way under the radar when compared to the others..

History of Carl Gustav Swebilius and High Standard... http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1128



Wow!
Great article. I never knew any of that.
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 12:12:14 PM »
Nice buy and nice handgun!   thumb1

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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 08:18:05 PM »
Nice piece of surplus gm.  8)
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2019, 09:34:19 PM »
GM, nice looking piece there. I see them, but don't know anything about them. Now, I want one to see if they are "sweet shooters" as you say. Independent testing needs to occur, of course! I'm going to read that article about Gustav also appreciate the info and share.

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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2019, 11:24:56 PM »
GM, nice looking piece there. I see them, but don't know anything about them. Now, I want one to see if they are "sweet shooters" as you say. Independent testing needs to occur, of course! I'm going to read that article about Gustav also appreciate the info and share.

If they shoot anything like the two I have... you will not be disappointed.  thumb1
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2019, 07:32:03 PM »
What kind a draw time you experiencing ? Are you getting many holster sticks ? If so send it to me and ill fix that problem. Not just anyone has the experience of fixing these older milsurps. Send with confidence ! Ill take care of both of them for the price of one just for admins this week.. Halloween special thumb1
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Re: High Standard Sport King
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 12:02:11 PM »
What kind a draw time you experiencing ? Are you getting many holster sticks ? If so send it to me and ill fix that problem. Not just anyone has the experience of fixing these older milsurps. Send with confidence ! Ill take care of both of them for the price of one just for admins this week.. Halloween special thumb1


Hummm think1  I cant send it and knowingly break Cali law... sadly there is no Proposition 65 sticker on either, and everyone knows.....lead can cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. rofl rofl2
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun take the cannoli.

I said I was an addict........I didn't say I had a problem