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Old December 31, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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High Standard Sentinal Mark IV

anybody know a whole lot about these? I found one at the local pawn shop and put it on layaway (I always have something on layaway because it gives me something to look forward to)
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Old December 31, 2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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I have a 9 shot 22mag, Wife likes it, me to...
She can empty all 9 , rapid fire, on body tgt at 20-25 feet.
That is until here trigger finger gets sore, About 5 cylinders full,
Workmanship is quite good, fairly accurate with Federal
50 gr, shoots low and to left ( mine has no adj sights )
heavy double action as most rim fire revolvers.
And not a light weight...

It will probably need the cylinders smoothed with emory,
and also the extracter edges honed smooth.
This is required to get the empty s to eject cleanly.
That and the pushup snap down the extracter will dump
all 9 cleanly.


Bottom line Very good buy(MO), better than a Taurus
2 more shots than a s&w.. But look it over good,check timing, and ask for a test fire...
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Old December 31, 2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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Some info and history on High Standard here:
http://www.histandard.info/

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Old December 31, 2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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thank you gentlemen, this one has adjustable sights and is blued
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Old January 1, 2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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Yep, that is a Sentinel Mk IV - adjustable sights!

I bought one on GunBroker last year (I can say that now!) thinking I was buying my wife a .22 for plinking. Shoulda read the part that said ".22WMR" as 22 mag ammo is a bit different than 22 LR.

I too had a problem extracting empty shells until NOWUS (Hi Ron, Happy New Year!) told me how to polish the chambers -- now they just drop right out.

Like NOWUS, I enjoy shooting mine. It also is accurate, but someone has described the "18-lb double action trigger pull" as a built-in safety

An auction for one on GunBroker, ended today at $325, reserve not met. Another is up for auction with the current bid over $300.
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The big fat walnut grips are another plus, IMHO
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Old January 1, 2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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I like the chambering, .22 magnum can be fun, 9 rounds before a reload was another nice feature
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Old January 1, 2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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I am very happy with the six inch blued Sentinel I bought for $175.

You really could not ask for more from a 22 lr double action revolver.

Except mine has fixed sights but it shoots point of aim so that's o.k.
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Old January 1, 2009, 05:54 PM   #8
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I had one years ago, but had to sell it to help pay for tuition. Wish I still had it.
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Old January 2, 2009, 06:07 AM   #9
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I have one from the 1950's, and I have it in my pocket right now.
It's a great revolver - I like having 9 shots in a revolver, even of .22.
They are well designed and made, used to sell for within $10 of a similarS&W revolver.
HKS makes speedloaders for the H&R 9 shot revolvers that work just fine with the Sentinel, and makes it a more interesting revolver to carry.
Midway USA has them, and several other places online.

My Sentinel set me back about $150, a real bargain.

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Old January 2, 2009, 10:13 AM   #10
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I'm buying this one for a whopping $200
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Old January 2, 2009, 10:53 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dogngun
HKS makes speedloaders for the H&R 9 shot revolvers that work just fine with the Sentinel, and makes it a more interesting revolver to carry.
Midway USA has them, and several other places online.
I went to HKS, and the only one they list for the H&R 9-shot is for .22LR

Is that the one you mean? Since the rim of the 22LR and 22Mag are pretty close in size, the same loader works for both?
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Old January 2, 2009, 07:50 PM   #12
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dogngun-that a snubbie,a Sentinel.

How does it shoot?

Fairly accurate for a snub?

I'm looking at one real cheap right now in satin nickel with a plain light maple grip.

Nice piece.

I don't expect much from a snub 22 LR ,I really just want it to reliably fire every round.
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Old January 3, 2009, 01:09 PM   #13
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Mine is a 4" barrel - all the snubbies I have seen are at dealers online, and priced around $250 and up. They sell pretty quickly, too. To me, 9 shots of
.22lr -or magnum- in a reliable, light, accurate revolver is not a bad thing to have around.
Gila - I think the .22 mags will work in that HKS - I have some at home, and I'll' check.

The Sentinal I own and the ones I read about online are pretty accurate, even though they are over 50 years old. They are very well designed and well made.

FWIW, I understand they are really near impossible to put back together if you take the action apart - NOT a good idea.
ADDED: Mags won't work - the speedloaders are a close fit for .22lr, I guess to make it easier to load into the cylinder without slop.
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Old January 3, 2009, 05:56 PM   #14
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thanks dogngun

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Gila - I think the .22 mags will work in that HKS - I have some at home, and I'll' check
Thanks, I'd really appreciate it! Loading those little .22mag rounds, nine at a time, is a pain in the rear.

be nice to have 2 or 3 of the HKSs to speed things up!
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Old January 3, 2009, 10:58 PM   #15
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I have an early .22lr Sentinel-It is my second-the first was stolen. I would be jumping up and down if I could find a nice.22 mag Sentinel for $200.
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Old January 5, 2009, 10:03 PM   #16
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well $216 after tax
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