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post-4361-0-26328400-1371680852.jpgI was sorting through some photos today and thought I'd post this one... it's a US Property marked Hi-Standard USA-HD Military. The holster is not US marked but the pistol fits nicely.

 

I'm looking for some vintage WWII .22 LR ammo, if anyone has any... both lead and especially metal cased.

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Beautiful, Digi-Shots! So as to not hijack your post, I will post my Model "B" on a separate topic. Unfortunately, the photographic skills of the friend that sold it to me don't compare to yours...and mine are worse!


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WOW, just great models, beautiful.

 

Tony


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I know nothing at all about this pistol...never even knew of it's existence, until now! Would anyone care to enlighten me? Thank you.

 

 

HOLD THE PHONE! I just read the link which gunbarrel posted in a separate thread! Thanks. (Reminds me of the Nambu in profile!)


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Winston Churchill

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John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Sabrejet,

 

The US Military stamped models were used during WW2 mainly as training weapons. There's a civilian model very similiar that was sold before the war and after. There's also civilian target models.

 

They use .22 ammo which was relatively cheap to shoot and basically no recoil vs the m1911a1 .45 caliber.

Some of these models were used with suppressors for clandestine operators - the OSS similiar to the British SOE; followed by the CIA post war.

 

Some of these models still may be in use by the US Military.

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Yes, the difference between the military and civilian examples of this pistol is that the US military issue ones are stamped "Property US" or have similar Government property markings. They are all called the military model.


"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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Here is a photo of Admiral Nimitz' suppressed High Standard H-D from my Nimitz museum visit in 2005.

 

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David Albert

dlbert@sturmgewehr.com


NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
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David,

 

That's a great picture. I've been to that museum a number of times. They've really expanded it in recent years to the point where it is one of the premier WWII museums in the world now.

 

Admiral NImitz was an avid target shooter which his doctor encouraged as a way of dealing with the stress he was under. Here is another of his High Standard pistols.

 

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Regards,

Kevin Williams

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Kevin, nice photo!

 

Here's a photo taken from Charlie Pate's Book, US HANDGUNS OF WWII, I'm sure you've seen it but thought I'd post it for others to see.

 

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Yep, there is another one often published that shows him shooting a Colt Ace. Man at Arms magazine also published a couple of photos in the last year that show his Woodsman. He liked his .22 pistols!

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I know this is an old thread but for you guys out there that have them, I'm looking for a PARKERIZED one, that is U.S. Marked.

 

Anyone ever finds one, let me know?

 

Thanks

 

37thguy at ameritech dot net


Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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I have a parkerized one. my files are to big to upload for some reason. I don't know how to make them small enough. If you send my you email, I wiliness you pictures.

Paul

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Email sent

 

Thanks


Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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Anyone have an original set of the hard rubber black grips?


Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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Still in search of an original set of black rubber grips for my Hi Standard H~D Military USA

 


Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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Here is a picture of a parkerized, poor condition, USA Model HD saved from the to be junked pile. Purchased in 1998 and made shootable, with the help of Brownells in 2012.

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