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Old March 25, 2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Help identifying a High Standard 22

Got an email from a friend just now wanting to get involved in guns. He has a old revolver that was his grandfater's he wants some more info on. Anyone know what the model name is? What years were they made? I know high standard has a decent rep with 22autos, but how are these revolvers? It if course looks like a SA, but I know H&R made DA that looked like SAs. Anyone know if it is a DA or SA? Any feedback will be appreciated. These are the only pics he sent





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Old March 25, 2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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High Standard made an entire series of these guns under model names like Hombre, Longhorn, Double Nine, High Sierra, Posse, Natchez, Marshal, Durango, etc.
They look like Colt Single Actions but are double actions with swing-out cylinders.
HS made the same basic gun with a very wide range of cosmetics such as barrel length, grips, shape of the grip frame, finishes, etc.

These were decent guns and not junk.
Value depends on the condition.
An aluminum version will run from around $150 in good condition to a $300 in near new.
Steel is about the same. Actual market value may sell for more.

This one looks like a "Longhorn" model.
The Longhorn was made in .22LR or .22 Magnum.
Barrel length available were 4 1/2" 5 1/2", or 9 1/2".

The original Longhorn was made from 1958 to 1970 with an aluminum frame.
There was a steel framed model made from 1971 to 1984.

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Old March 25, 2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Help identifying a High Standard 22

Thanks. This one doesn't have a serial number so I am assuming it is older than 1968. Should it be marked 22lr or 22mag? My first concern would be to help him determine which 22 cartridge it is. If it is not marked is their a way to tell? Will a 22lr fit in a mag cylinder?
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it's a Double Nine in .22LR. It'll shoot Shorts and Longs as well. SA/DA, nine-round cylinder.

And the swing-out cylinder, unlike most SAA types.
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Old March 25, 2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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I agree that it looks like a Double Nine. I own a stainless, nine shot, double action .22 lr. The picture looks like a blued version of mine.
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Old March 25, 2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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The main clue is "DOUBLE NINE" written over the steer head.
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Old March 25, 2013, 10:16 PM   #7
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All High Standard Sentinels and derivative guns had serial numbers no matter when they were made.

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Old March 25, 2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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The finish looks all kinds of original. If a number had been removed it would be quite obvious.
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:10 AM   #9
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Help identifying a High Standard 22

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The main clue is "DOUBLE NINE" written over the steer head.
can not see it in the picture and according to the owner it is not written on the gun. I am doing this from a smart phone so the steer head is not completely clear
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Old March 26, 2013, 06:05 AM   #10
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Yes, I can see it too, "Double Nine"
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Old March 26, 2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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Help identifying a High Standard 22

Thanks for the help guys. It does have the double nine roll marked on it
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