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Old 12-02-2012, 15:20   #1
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Who's familiar with High Standard HD-Military 22's

Who is familiar with Hi Standard H-D Military .22 LR pistols? Any fans or owners, or even detractors?

I have an opportunity to pick up a nice one but I don't know much about them. I've always like the looks and feel of them, and the Colt Woodsman too, but don't know much about the Hi Standard even though I have nearly a dozen semi auto .22 pistols.

I'd appreciate any feedback.

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Old 12-02-2012, 15:28   #2
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When I was in the Marines our armory had a couple of them marked Property U.S. Navy. Somehow we got them during the Korean War.

Anyway. They functioned perfectly, and were a pleasure to shoot. Very accurate with standard velocity or target ammo. They didn't like high velocity as much. I think it just made the action function too hard or fast.
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Old 12-02-2012, 15:48   #3
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I admirethem from afar. I know someone who collects them. They are ggreat but I would limit them to standard velocity ammo on general principles. They really had Colt and S&W behind the 8-ballin terms of variations and reputation. The Smith 41 is a classic, but it didn't have a lot of variations and Colt was pretty much in the same boat.

The very first "gun magazine" I bought with my lawn mowing money had a cover article on HS .22 autos. They were unaffordable new an I have never seen many of them in this area for sale used. I ran into one shop that had afew years ago with incredibly low prices, the only thing lower was my finances at the moment
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Old 12-02-2012, 17:39   #4
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. . . They were unaffordable new an I have never seen many of them in this area for sale used. I ran into one shop that had afew years ago with incredibly low prices, the only thing lower was my finances at the moment
Well, nice ones are not exactly a bargain these days either. I could almost buy a couple of used Ruger MKII's or Browning Buckmarks for what I'm paying for the Hi Standard, but they have not made any of this model in well over 60 years and nice ones are hard to come by. Even so, might as well buy one before the fiscal cliff and my money becomes worthless.
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Old 12-02-2012, 17:45   #5
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Old 12-02-2012, 21:09   #7
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I learned to shoot with an HD. The old gunny that tought me seemed to only take his Gold Cup NM and that Military HD seriously out of all the handguns he ever owned.

I've owned a couple over the years and foolishly traded them to friends. Still looking for a nice one for my kids to shoot.
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