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Forum: High Standard Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By HSWayne
sear spring

Here are a couple of photos showing how the sear bar spring should be located in the gun. The spring does not normally fly out when the side plate and safety lever are removed. Put the new sear bar...
Forum: High Standard 06-07-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By HSWayne
Sear bar

Neither the overtravel adjustment screw nor the sear spring adjustment screw have any effect on this problem of the trigger not moving forward easily after the trigger has been pulled back and...
Forum: High Standard 06-06-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By HSWayne
sear bar stuck

The most likely problem with your trigger is corrosion or dried oil in the upper hole of the trigger where the sear bar pin is inserted into the hole. You can read an article I wrote a few years ago...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By HSWayne
4.5 inch SGV steel rib

Here are a couple of photos of a 4.5 inch slant grip Victor that was on GunBroker a few years ago, IIRC. It is a nice looking pistol. The grips are Herretts, I think, and there is no barrel weight,...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By HSWayne
serial number range

According to SGVictor's information from his article a number of years ago, the range of serial numbers which included the steel vent rib slant grip Victors is 2,401,860 to 2,413,108.

If your...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By HSWayne
dovetail mounted slide racker

There are a number of companies that make slide rackers that mount into the sight dovetail of pistols such as the 1911, and other centerfire pistols. You probably could modify one to fit your slide,...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By HSWayne
steel rib

High Standard ground off the rear of the steel rib used for the military grip Victor so that it would not hang out over the rear of the slant grip Victor slide. The ground off area was perpendicular...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,895
Posted By HSWayne
conversion kits

There were different conversion kits for the different series of pistols. A conversion kit for the military grip angle series guns will not properly fit the slant grip series guns due to the shape...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By HSWayne
Magazines

My pistol just had one magazine when I got it. John Stimson likely has the definitive answer.
Forum: High Standard 06-02-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By HSWayne
Clipped corner

The photo shows a clipped corner of the stop lug on a series 102 pistol. The corner was clipped to prevent metal inside the slide near the flat surface that contacts the lug when it recoils from...
Forum: High Standard 05-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Spring

That was a defective spring. It should never have broken like that with such few rounds fired.
Forum: High Standard 05-28-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Magazines

I use my magazines from year to year without needing to adjust them. If they are right, they will keep on working. I use Connecticut magazines only, unless I am trying out other magazines to see...
Forum: High Standard 05-27-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By HSWayne
Pistol

Your pistol is an early example of the Mitchell clones of High Standard guns made in the early 1990s. Mitchell produced about 10,000 pistols in the short time they were made. Mitchell’s company was...
Forum: High Standard 05-21-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By HSWayne
Get training

Aaron,
The first thing you should do before doing anything more with your revolver is to take a training course in basic pistol shooting, and the fundamentals of gun safety. Your ignorance of...
Forum: High Standard 05-18-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By HSWayne
Pin

Shine a bright light into the hole in the frame so you can see the end of the pin in the trigger, line it up with the hole and tap it out. If I remember correctly, ithe trigger is pretty much in a...
Forum: High Standard 05-17-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By HSWayne
Removal of barrel

Remove the cross pin from the frame and then press the barrel out. You may need to use heat on the frame to expand the metal of the frame. The replacement barrel will need to have the tang of the...
Forum: High Standard 05-17-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By HSWayne
B

The barrel is not intended to be removed from the frame.
Forum: High Standard 05-14-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Chamfer

Mike, the document you reference is also one of Jim Barta's writings. He states in the article that a slight chamfer is a good thing, but the big chamfer on your X-Series barrel is much larger than...
Forum: High Standard 05-13-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Lips

The wider the gap in the rear feed lips, the higher the bullet will go up as it feeds. The narrower the gap in the rear feed lips, the lower the bullet will go up as it feeds.
Forum: High Standard 05-13-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
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Forum: High Standard 05-13-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By HSWayne
Plinker

The Dura-Matic was renamed the Plinker in the last years of production. They are the same design. There are no heavy barrels available for these pistols. You could get an extra Dure-Matic barrel...
Forum: High Standard 05-13-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Barrel

The breech of your X barrel looks like it has a deep chamfer on the bottom edge, which is much more chamfer than normally used on a High Standard barrel. Kind of strange looking to me.

The...
Forum: High Standard 05-12-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By HSWayne
LSP

I have at least 4 LSP barrels and all are good replacements. They are drilled and tapped for a mount from the factory, so they are easy to mount an optical sight. I like the aluminum sleeved ones...
Forum: High Standard 05-12-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By HSWayne
Kicker lips

Mike, the kicker lips do not control the way the cartridge enters the chamber. The very front of the rear feed lips control the angle of the cartridge as it feeds. That is where you should...
Forum: High Standard 05-12-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By HSWayne
Pin

I suspect the pin is rusted in place, because they are normally easy to remove. Try soaking the area with penetrating oil, both on the top and bottom of the pin and around the plug, front and back. ...
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