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Old 04-07-2020, 07:12 PM
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hi i was given a high standard sport king any help identifying it will be greatly appreciated the serial number is 336917
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:16 PM
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I suspect it could be a first model.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:21 PM
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i dont know much about high standard i was trying to find out the model of sport king to order some parts for it but they have a lot of models 100 101 102 103 and more i dont know what model mine is
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:22 PM
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thanks for your help
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:12 PM
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An early first-year pistol?

That serial number looks like it should be from 1951, according to the following info:

https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t10812...ndard-location

A quick summary of the Sport King:

Sport King model-This model was introduced as a general purpose, low-cost model. It was originally produced in 1950. It uses the .22 L.R. cartridge, has a magazine capacity of 10, checkered plastic thumb rest grip and fixed sights. Like the other recent models, interchangeable barrels, 41/2 and 63/4 inches, were available. By 1954 it was provided with a new positive lock safety and could be had with either a steel or a forged aluminum frame. With the steel frame and 63/4-inch barrel the weight is 40 ounces, whereas with the aluminum frame and the same length barrel the weight is 30 ounces.

from this site:

https://www.bevfitchett.us/firearms-...pistols-1.html

If it has a lever-style takedown, then it is from the "lever-name" series and could be a first-year pistol (1951, most likely . . . )

If it has a small push-button takedown, then it is a (later) series 100, near as I can tell.

Good Luck!

Don

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Old 04-08-2020, 02:58 AM
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336,917 shipped as a catalog number 9081 on 2/9/1951 to account number 9130 on invoice number 18068. The catalog number 9081 is the 6.75" barrel version.

This is an very early lever name series Sport King with the 6.75" barrel. The lever name series was introduced in January 1951 with the lowest serial number 335,001 , a catalog number 9080 shipping 2/31/19, and the earliest shipment in this series a 9081 shipping gun to ship in the series was a catalog number 9081 shipping 1/5/1951.

The early Sport Kings in this series came with the large follower button finger style magazines with a 10 shot capacity. The early Sport Kings had lo slide lock but sometime just before serial number 413,000 the Sport King also had the slide lock. The change to the lip style magazine appears to also happen just after this.

This means that the early Sport Kings used a Bakelite grip that was different form the other guns in the series in that it has no notch in the right grip for a slide lock.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:34 AM
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That serial number looks like it should be from 1951, according to the following info:

https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t10812...ndard-location That chart is an older 2012 version ind is not up to date. Note I date all my work so the user can determine how old the data is. Note how many times that chart had been changed between 2002 and 2012. It is ow 2020 and research never ends. It is probably pretty good but not fully refined.

A quick summary of the Sport King:

Sport King model-This model was introduced as a general purpose, low-cost model. It was originally produced in 1950. Actually the earliest was January 1951 It uses the .22 L.R. cartridge, has a magazine capacity of 10, checkered plastic thumb rest grip and fixed sights. Like the other recent models, interchangeable barrels, 41/2 and 63/4 inches, were available. By 1954 it was provided with a new positive lock safety The difference in the SK-100 safety was not that it was a positive lock but that it was a piece of stamped sheet metal instead of being machined for bar stock. and could be had with either a steel or a forged aluminum frame. The forged aluminum frame did not become available until mid December 1955. With the steel frame and 63/4-inch barrel the weight is 40 ounces, whereas with the aluminum frame and the same length barrel the weight is 30 ounces.

There were no 101 series Sport Kings. The 102 series Sport Kings were introduced in early 1958 even though there are some with serial number from late 1957. The 100 series Sport Kings over lapped the 102 series with the steel frame not ending until late 1958 with a straggler that did not ship until mid 1959 although made earlier. The nickel plated SK100 lightweight ( aluminum frame) continued in production until late 1960/1961 which overlaps the beginning of the 103 series and the blued SK-100 lightweight was still shipping in 1964.



from this site:

https://www.bevfitchett.us/firearms-...pistols-1.html
Pretty good but not quite right. quite a few factual errors.

If it has a lever-style takedown, then it is from the "lever-name" series and could be a first-year pistol (1951, most likely . . . )

If it has a small push-button takedown, then it is a (later) series 100, near as I can tell.

Good Luck!

Don

Sometimes it hard to find factual information on the web.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:44 PM
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Smile Again ?

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Sometimes it hard to find factual information on the web.
Amongst others , I would be extremely happy if an authoritative book were to be published . 'Nuff said ?
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:45 PM
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I am actively working on it. In February I wrote 25 pages of history without illustrations. Counting the specific gun sections it has about 160 pages of text. I suspect the illustrations may double that. It takes time to link primary data to a story. My book will cover all products not just the pistols - drills, shotguns, rifles, revolvers, derringers, and pistols plus ephemera. My plan is that there will be footnotes or end notes to link data sources as well as a extensive bibliography and an index.

If this were easy, either one of you might have done this by now or I might have finished.

If you gathered my contributions to the various forums it would be a greater volume than the book I am working on.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:23 PM
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thank you for all your help i am very grateful for all the information i need to find a firing pin ,firing pin spring and firing pin retaining pin it does not have them i hope i can find the right parts
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Put me in line for an autographed copy of the book SG Victor.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:28 PM
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Put me in line for an autographed copy of the book SG Victor.

Likewise!!!
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:41 PM
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thank you for all your help i am very grateful for all the information i need to find a firing pin ,firing pin spring and firing pin retaining pin it does not have them i hope i can find the right parts
There is no firing pin spring.

Wisners or Bobs may have the firing pin and retaining pin. Jack First may be a possibility. Numrich Gun parts Corp does not reliably provide the correct parts.
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I am actively working on it. In February I wrote 25 pages of history without illustrations. Counting the specific gun sections it has about 160 pages of text. I suspect the illustrations may double that. It takes time to link primary data to a story. My book will cover all products not just the pistols - drills, shotguns, rifles, revolvers, derringers, and pistols plus ephemera. My plan is that there will be footnotes or end notes to link data sources as well as a extensive bibliography and an index.

If this were easy, either one of you might have done this by now or I might have finished.

If you gathered my contributions to the various forums it would be a greater volume than the book I am working on.
A true "labor of love", thanks for the effort.

Having done two books and working on just one chapter for another author for a third subject, I know how much work goes into it!

No one can imagine the hours it takes to do a "book".

Oh, and I forgot probably the most "aggravating" part of the process- folks "want" the book and its info- but complain about the price! It's "just" a book.
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