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Forum: Mark II 12-02-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,125
Posted By Tlnorwood
I don't find the sear to be very tricky to...

I don't find the sear to be very tricky to polish. Just be consistent, slow, and steady - and check your progress often.
I use a hard ceramic stone and focus on keeping a level angle when polishing....
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 03-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tlnorwood
M2HB - Interesting perspective concerning the...

M2HB - Interesting perspective concerning the possibility of a loose barrel, however that's not the case with either of my 4.5 pistols.
My 74 acted that way since day one.

The Nomad was pretty...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 02-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tlnorwood
My first pistol was a 74 Challenger with a 4.5"...

My first pistol was a 74 Challenger with a 4.5" barrel. It was ammo sensitive in that it would stovepipe pretty much anything that I could get at that time (late 70's / early 80's) other than...
Forum: Misc -- Other Rimfire Rifle Brands 02-01-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,008
Posted By Tlnorwood
How many different models were there? This...

How many different models were there? This (thread) is about the only place I've ever seen that has any information on these guns.
Forum: Beretta 01-28-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Tlnorwood
Beretta 89 Gold versus standard 89 - any differences?

What are the differences between the Beretta 89 Gold and other Beretta 89's?

Is it simply the bling of the gold trigger or are there internal changes / refinements / TLC given during the build...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-28-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,264
Posted By Tlnorwood
My first pistol was a 1974 Challenger with the...

My first pistol was a 1974 Challenger with the Amber grips that my parents gave me for my birthday. It never dawned on me until today (upon reading this thread) that these were thinner than the...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 06-24-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tlnorwood
I've seen nice Challengers in this range within...

I've seen nice Challengers in this range within the past year on GB, and always felt that they were undervalued - especially when compared to what Woodsman's are fetching.
Perhaps people are waking...
Forum: Mark III 05-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Tlnorwood
What is your trigger pull like now? How does it...

What is your trigger pull like now? How does it feel, what weight does it break at?
How do you like it?
Guessing you feel room for improvement.

If it's more than 2 pounds 12 ounces - I'd do an...
Forum: Mark I 05-07-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By Tlnorwood
Nice find! I really like the look of the tapered...

Nice find! I really like the look of the tapered barrel Rugers and I my MKI target has the best trigger among my Ruger 22's.
Forum: 22 WMR (22mag) 04-18-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tlnorwood
I saw one on display last weekend for $573. ...

I saw one on display last weekend for $573.
Looked it over, felt nice - was thinking about bringing it home with me.

Unfortunately, it would not hold open on an empty magazine.
They pulled a...
Forum: High Standard 04-15-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Tlnorwood
Agree. 103/104 if you prefer Luger grip angle. ...

Agree.
103/104 if you prefer Luger grip angle.
106/107 if you like 1911 grip angle

Something like this would also be on my radar.
(106 Supermatic Tournament)...
Forum: High Standard 04-02-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
SGVictor, I appreciate your response and given...

SGVictor,
I appreciate your response and given the circumstances it all makes total sense.

In all honesty, I kinda figured the S/N issue may not have been a "stop the presses" type of news - but...
Forum: High Standard 04-01-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
Coltlog - I followed the forum's rules as I...

Coltlog - I followed the forum's rules as I understood them. Can you please inform me as to my transgression?
Forum: High Standard 04-01-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
I'll be happy to send John pictures. I do...

I'll be happy to send John pictures.

I do know that the man that brought it into the gun shop had owned this since 1965 when he got it for his 16th birthday.
Forum: High Standard 04-01-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
My slide is stamped M-101 and High Standard. ...

My slide is stamped M-101 and High Standard.
The barrel is stamped "DURA-MATIC".

The serial number on the slide matches the serial number on the frame.

John does have separate​ lists for...
Forum: High Standard 04-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
Fuzzy, Thanks for the info and link. I'm...

Fuzzy,
Thanks for the info and link.
I'm really not looking for specific info on this pistol, but I did find it interesting that the S/N preceded the numerical range listed on their model listing...
Forum: High Standard 03-31-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tlnorwood
Came home with a Dura-matic

Picked up a M-101 Dura-matic that's in pretty decent shape yesterday. Most interesting thing about it (at least to me) is that when I went to John Stimson's site trying to see where it's serial...
Forum: Rimfire Handguns 03-29-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By Tlnorwood
Your price range affords you a lot of choices -...

Your price range affords you a lot of choices - both new and used.
I've not shot a Ruger MK IV, but I found the trigger on my S&W SW22 (Victory) to be no better (and even worse) than Ruger MK II's...
Forum: Mark III 03-25-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By Tlnorwood
My personal experience has the saying going the...

My personal experience has the saying going the opposite direction... lol
Forum: Mark III 03-23-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tlnorwood
Some quick swipes with a nail file or a fine...

Some quick swipes with a nail file or a fine stone or a fine metal file is all you need.
The rotary tool is akin to a using a sledgehammer on a finishing nail.
Forum: High Standard 03-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Tlnorwood
I had an issue with mine where it acted like the...

I had an issue with mine where it acted like the safety was engaged when the trigger group was in the receiver, but it would play nice when I removed it.
I tracked my problem down to part #14.
...
Forum: High Standard 02-21-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Tlnorwood
I got mine from this guy: Allan Chasen (617)...

I got mine from this guy:
Allan Chasen
(617) 666-9090
H.D. Chasen
40 Lake St.
Somerville, MA 02143

Loaner:
Sorry - Experience has lead me to have a rule that I neither borrow others tools,...
Forum: High Standard 02-19-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Tlnorwood
In all honesty SGV, it was not inherently clear...

In all honesty SGV, it was not inherently clear to me that HSWayne's "CT big button pistols" statement covered the HS 107 model. That's not lingo that I'm familiar with / utilize. So at the very...
Forum: High Standard 02-19-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Tlnorwood
I don't have a 106 or 107 hanging about - so I...

I don't have a 106 or 107 hanging about - so I can't specifically answer your question.
I did have to buy a tap to repair an older HS model and it is a 5-56.
The note that I wrote on the envelope...
Forum: High Standard 02-16-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Tlnorwood
First remove the trigger group/ mechanism (need...

First remove the trigger group/ mechanism (need to remove the screw that holds it in to do this and the magazine plunger (springy part that pushes the ammo into the trigger).
Turn the rifle upside...
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