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Old 05-17-2019, 08:34 AM
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:33 PM
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Most enjoyable picture. Thanks for posting.

Wow.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:11 PM
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Beautiful collection.

24 pistols pointing down & left. One pistol pointing down & right.

I notice things like this, but luckily I don't suffer from OCD!
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:51 PM
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Very nice.

I had one of the Space Gun pistols years ago. It was a great looking pistol.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:43 PM
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Beautiful collection.

24 pistols pointing down & left. One pistol pointing down & right.

I notice things like this, but luckily I don't suffer from OCD!
If you were obsessive compulsive, you would do the abbreviation as CDO with the letters in the proper alphabetic order.

The last pistol was the 1980 Commemorative and you could not see the Olympic rings if it pointed down and right.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:19 PM
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..CDO with the letters in the proper alphabetic order.

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Beautiful.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:07 AM
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Beautiful.
Indeed. Much moreso in person.

Nice meeting and chatting Mr. Stimson. In that short time I learned just a little more about these great pistols, and realized how much I don't know about the greatest target pistol ever made. My The Victor now rests peacefully between range sessions in an old sock with a hole.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:16 AM
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Indeed. Much moreso in person.

Nice meeting and chatting Mr. Stimson. In that short time I learned just a little more about these great pistols, and realized how much I don't know about the greatest target pistol ever made. My The Victor now rests peacefully between range sessions in an old sock with a hole.
Curious as to the comment above..."in an old sock with a hole"....?

Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all those that have served and especially those that didn't come back!
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:03 AM
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Indeed. Much moreso in person.

Nice meeting and chatting Mr. Stimson. In that short time I learned just a little more about these great pistols, and realized how much I don't know about the greatest target pistol ever made. My The Victor now rests peacefully between range sessions in an old sock with a hole.
I think that Fuzzy vision was commenting on my CDO comment.

The reality I have experienced in researching High Standards it that I realize the more I learn about High Standards, the smaller percentage of the whole story I know. Remember the pistols were the small part of the business for much of the various companies lives.
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Even the pistol holders are impressive.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:35 AM
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I think that Fuzzy vision was commenting on my CDO comment.

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I was, and I use the CDO joke often. But the Olympic collection is beautiful as well.

I, too, am intrigued by the 'sock with a hole' comment.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:32 PM
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The story about the hole in the socks goes back 10 to 15 years ago when I was borrowing the Hartfords, Schalls, and Fialas from Doctor Jon. For many years, knowledge of the story was limited to a few friends and fellow HSCA members that I saw with some frequency at the gun shows in our area. However it became more widely known at the HSCA annual banquet when Dr. Jon shared the story as a part of his speech.

Those models with a few High Standard Model Bís filled a couple of .50 Cal ammo boxes. On opening the ammo cans, I found the pistols each in its own sock. Threadbare socks with large holes where the great toe would be. This group of pistols included Schall, Columbia, Fiala, Hartford single shot, Hartford semi auto (three types). I thought that I would do my friend a favor and replace the holey thread bare socks with new socks in order to better protect these pistols. While I was at it I decided that if each brand and variation were in a separate color sock, that it would be easier to find what I was looking for later. To that end I bought some new socks and discarded the old socks. A few years later when I was told by Jon thanked me for the new socks and informed me the he was wearing the new socks which he had replaced with worn out socks. Many consider my actionís as a sign of CDO. Presently I again have these pistols and they are in holey socks again. In a single larger military box. I wonder what they will be in when I return them. Perhaps new socks with the toe end cut out and the leg end sewed shut.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:41 PM
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I enjoyed the sock story and the trading back and forth between friends. Guess there were times that were more simple than today, kinda miss some of that...........good old time friends are hard to come by.

FWIW I, for many years; had my collection in old beater white socks. I have taken my share of grief from colleagues about the stocks, but don't care. My socks are size 14's, so some rayguns were no issue..... I am slowly moving onto nicer storage for some things, but still have a fair population of old socks in the tin box; still protect just as they did 30 years ago.

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Old 05-29-2019, 06:29 PM
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Even the pistol holders are impressive.
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