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December 3, 2007, 10:01 AM
I am new to The Firing Line and have recently came into possession of a .22 rifle. The gun was given to me by an old family friend to clean, says it has been sitting in a pop-up camper for the past 3 or 4 yrs. It was given to him by his grandfather, my friend is now 70 yrs old. I am interested in any information you could give me on the gun, basically just want to know the history on it and possible value. (Local dealer est. $900.00). If I have the correct links below, it says it is from 1960-1965. But I found the gun may have been sold by Sears and Roebuck and could possibly be much older. I was under the impression from my friend that the gun was atleast 75 yrs old. Below is the links for the manual, also the data found on the gun.

High Standard Sport King Special Model A-103
Semi-Automatic .22 LR
Made in Hamden, Conn.

Stainless Steel or Aluminum Barrell



Much Thanks

Jim Watson
December 3, 2007, 10:16 AM
Such information as I can find says it was made in the 1960s. High Standard was not making rifles 75 years ago.

(Local dealer est. $900.00)

Did you drop a decimal point? That is a hundred dollar plinker if not too deteriorated from standing in that camper. If not, offer him a half price deal.

December 3, 2007, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the info. That price was his estimate for the gun in mint condition, and he said 4 to 5 hundred as it is. Not really interested in selling, I just wanted to know what I was working with. Like I said I thought it was much older but after finding the website I agree with you.

December 3, 2007, 12:38 PM
Sears did sell the High Standard but under the J.C. Higgins name, Even new the rifle wouldn't sell for 400. As Jim Watson stated, in excellent condition and on a good day, the value is 90 to 100 dollars. Maybe a few dollars more, mabe a few dollars less. Also, sorry to say, even if it was older ( 75 years) old does not mean gold, only with Colts and Winchesters. If old was gold, I would be a walking gold mine.

January 2, 2008, 09:12 PM
my friend had one his son has it now it was bought at sears as I was there.and about 1950 as he had it before I moved in 1955.:D:rolleyes:

January 3, 2008, 05:29 AM
One of these went for $86 on auctionarms a few days ago:


It looks like a great little rifle.

James K
January 3, 2008, 01:38 PM
If the dealer offers you $400-500, take the money and thank him. But you might be "persona non grata" at his store when he finds out what he can get for it.


January 3, 2008, 08:10 PM
Blue Book of Gun Values, 28th ed., Fjestad

Sport King Special- similar to Field Model, except has beavertail forearm and Monte Carlo stock, .22 S, L or LR cal., 22 1/4 in. barrel, walnut stock, open sights, 15, 17 or 21 shot tube mag.


Hope that clears this up some.

July 7, 2008, 06:25 PM
I was just going through an old family chest. I cam across a Iver Johnson Trailsman 66. My Great Aunts husband was a Police officer during the deprecission. It was frozen solid but I soaked it overnight in solvent and now it works just fine. Its in ment condition, What is this thing worth?
I want to use it but Im afraid I will damage it. All your letters seem like parts are hard to find.

Jim Watson
July 7, 2008, 06:51 PM
It is not a high dollar gun.

It is a pretty sturdy gun.

So, you are not likely to "damage" it by shooting it and parts availability doesn't matter. I have not managed to wear out a gun. Maybe I have too many to hammer one particular one to death.

February 4, 2010, 06:45 PM
I just picked up from a friend in need, a high standard sport king special rifle,pretty sure it's a model 103.in really great shape, i bought the gun for 40 bucks,it needs a small but vital part.the firing pin.does any one know a good source to get one.I tried so many places all ready.I would like to fix it and give it back to my friend.thank you in advance for your help. Paul

February 5, 2010, 02:06 PM
You can get a firing pin for your High Standard an Numrich Gun parts