Was this just a prototype? I have seen the Model G and had even bid on a couple but this is the first I have seen of this pistol. It was my understanding that the G was the only centerfire pistol that High Standard ever produced. I assume that the G, being chambered in .380, was a blow back action but if this is 9mm I would think it would be a locked breech design? What is the button for? It looks like it has a take down lever. Very interesting!
One of the Herd . [IMG][/IMG] It is a lever TD Field King ; the custom barrel approximates the OSS types with porting , brass screening , a bit of oil , etc . Boy , it is very quiet ! I have a 4.5" , a 6.75" , and , a 6.75" compensated barrel for it as well . Muy FUN !
I will play too I am sorry about the small images. I am using up most of my very limited storage allocation on the rim fire central servers.
In chronological order.
The 1st picture, from the Letter Series, Model E. This model came with deluxe grips, heaviest barrel (E weight) and adjustable sights.
Type Ib take down lever on the left. To take down slide bolt out the back. Barrel is fixed.
The 2nd picture, from the Hammer Series, H-D Military. Heat treated, finger magazine. The H-D used a medium barrel. (D weight)
Type II take down lever moved to right. To take down slide bolt out the back. Barrel is fixed.
The 3rd picture, Upper: first model Supermatic, wood right hand grips, ribbed barrel and filler on the bottom.
Lever take down. To take down: push lever up - barrel will slide forward and bolt will also slide forward.
Improved sights and lever take down introduced with the previous G series centerfire and rimfire pistols.
Lower: Series S101, third Supermatic with wood right hand grips, ported barrel and two equal size weights attached.
Small button take down. To take down: push button - barrel will slide forward and bolt will slide forward.
The 4th picture, 102 Series, Supermatic Trophy with 6 3/4 inch barrel in wood box.
Cadmium magazine in lower left. High grade (Trophy) blue and deluxe grips with small eagle.
Large button take down. To take down: Press button and lift barrel off. Then slide bolt forward.
Also note improved sights and removable compensator.
The 5th picture, 102 Series, Supermatic Citation with an 8 inch barrel. Citation level finish.
The grips are High Standard right handed with large eagle added by former owner.
Note position of the rear sight with the longer barrels.
The 6th picture, 103 Series, Supermatic Citation with a 10 inch barrel. Bakelite grips.
The barrel weights are changed to a flat bottom.