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Forum: High Standard 06-19-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By moonjohn
Where did you get the recoil spring? How many...

Where did you get the recoil spring?
How many coils did the old recoil spring have?
How many coils does the new recoil spring have?
It should have 50 coils.
Forum: High Standard 06-19-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By moonjohn
Its not clear to me what your complaint is. As...

Its not clear to me what your complaint is.
As best as I can make out, your gun is slam firing.
That is: When you release the slide, the slide slams forward and the gun goes off.

The most likely...
Forum: High Standard 06-05-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By moonjohn
Shown are 4 original Connecticut finger magazines...

Shown are 4 original Connecticut finger magazines that have never been messed with.
They are exactly as they came from the factory.
I highlighted the the edges of the lips with white paint so they...
Forum: High Standard 05-30-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
The problem with 3rd party barrels is that they...

The problem with 3rd party barrels is that they may not be made to the correct specks.
Therefore, the chamber may not be where the rest of the stock High Standard pistol expects the chamber to be....
Forum: High Standard 05-30-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
Firing pin springs don't cost much. Most of...

Firing pin springs don't cost much.
Most of your cost will be in the shipping.
I think it is good practice to order several firing pin springs.
Its unlikely you will ever need one again, but they...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
Many years ago in a land called Connecticut, A...

Many years ago in a land called Connecticut, A High Standard engineer was walking across the factory floor.
An employee was working on a pistol that had been returned for servicing because of its...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
Remove the firing pin roll pin using a 1/16 inch...

Remove the firing pin roll pin using a 1/16 inch roll pin punch.
The firing pin should just fall out.
Sometimes the firing pin hole is deformed by the hammer striking the slide and the firing pin...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By moonjohn
The fingers are not really adjustable. They are...

The fingers are not really adjustable.
They are hardened steel and tend to snap off if you try to bend them.
How old is your recoil spring?
It may be that the spring isn't strong enough to push...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
The firing pin is spring loaded and should not...

The firing pin is spring loaded and should not move making a clicking noise.
If the spring is missing or damaged or miss-installed, that will cause the gun to miss-feed.
This would be an example...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By moonjohn
You say you have 2 original magazines for your...

You say you have 2 original magazines for your model B pistol.
The original magazines are called “finger magazines”.
They are composed of 3 set of feed lips.
A rear set of lips.
Two sets of front...
Forum: High Standard 05-15-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
This High Standard section of this Rimfire Forum...

This High Standard section of this Rimfire Forum has 255 pages of Subjects.
This comment is on page 1.
Just Click on page 20.
The page numbers are shown at the top this page 1.
Forum: High Standard 05-15-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,332
Posted By moonjohn
Your pictures are amazing. What...

Your pictures are amazing.
What camera(s)/technique(s) are you using?
…...............................................

The range is the worst place to set up a magazine.
Heat, cold, rain, wind,...
Forum: High Standard 04-27-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,738
Posted By moonjohn
The design/operation of the front lips of the...

The design/operation of the front lips of the magazine does not use the front lips to retard the upward movement of the cartridge during feeding.
If you need the front lips to drag on the cartridge...
Forum: High Standard 02-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By moonjohn
If you have a Connecticut Victor and a...

If you have a Connecticut Victor and a Connecticut magazine that is sticking, the usual correction is simple:

Remove the barrel and slide.
Jam the magazine release in the forward position using a...
Forum: High Standard 02-02-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By moonjohn
Concerning the plop test: The plop test is a...

Concerning the plop test:
The plop test is a useful but not a sufficient method to determine the condition of a chamber.

Failing the plop test, means that there is something wrong with the...
Forum: High Standard 01-31-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By moonjohn
The most likely cause of your problem are carbon...

The most likely cause of your problem are carbon deposits in the chamber.
Such carbon deposits will not be removed by typical cleaning methods.
Typical gun cleaning chemicals do not affect carbon...
Forum: High Standard 01-18-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By moonjohn
Swap barrels between your 102 and your 104/106. ...

Swap barrels between your 102 and your 104/106.
See if the problem follows.
Forum: High Standard 11-14-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By moonjohn
The posts are held in by friction. The posts...

The posts are held in by friction.
The posts tend to walk out with use.
A judicious use of 5-minute epoxy corrects this problem.
Forum: High Standard 11-12-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By moonjohn
To check for a crack, remove the barrel and the...

To check for a crack, remove the barrel and the slide.
While some cracks can be seen with the naked eye, you will need a 10 to 20 power hand lens to see most cracks.
Generally, the crack(s) will be...
Forum: High Standard 10-29-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By moonjohn
Yes and No! Yes! Victors and some other...

Yes and No!

Yes!
Victors and some other High Standards are difficult to cock.
People new to the Victor often think the gun is damaged.

No!
There is no problem cocking the gun because the gun...
Forum: High Standard 09-17-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By moonjohn
Today, I closed the cycle. I loaded 4 magazines...

Today, I closed the cycle.
I loaded 4 magazines with PMC Target 22 and 12 magazines with Federal Target 711b.

Fired the 4 magazines of PMC first and then 12 magazines of 711b.

Absolutely no...
Forum: High Standard 09-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By moonjohn
Short Cycling

I recently was shooting a S&W Victory 22 caliber pistol.
While this is not a High Standard, the lessons learned do transfer to The High Standard.

I shoot the Victory for rapid fire metal target...
Forum: High Standard 08-28-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By moonjohn
What do you mean when you say failure to eject? ...

What do you mean when you say failure to eject?
Does the empty cartridge remain in the chamber?
Is the empty cartridge being caught between the bolt and the barrel?
Is the next cartridge being...
Forum: High Standard 07-29-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By moonjohn
I suspect it was just an experiment to see if a...

I suspect it was just an experiment to see if a gun could be made out of aircraft grade aluminum that didn't beat itself to death.

I believe the slides failed the experiment.
Forum: High Standard 07-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By moonjohn
Whenever buying a High Standard with the target...

Whenever buying a High Standard with the target sights, you should test the rear sight for proper operation.

The Test:
Windage. Push the sight to the right.
It takes some force to move it to the...
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