Welcome to the Hi Standard Information discussion forum. This forum of provided interested parties for discussing the guns, memorabilia, and history of High Standard, Hartford Arms and Equipment Co. which High Standard bought before becoming a gun manufacturer, and Fiala Arms and Equipment Co. which is distantly related to High Standard through the Hartford's designer.


PLEASE read this guidance. This is a private forum that requires no registration but does require following the following guidance if you expect a response.

I am not fond of alias, pseudonyms, handles or pen names and will probably not answer posts of people who do not use their first and last names.

There shall be NO posting of items FOR SALE, FOR TRADE, and/or WANTED on this forum. Participants who abuse this requirement will have their posts deleted and access terminated.

When inquiring about a specific gun, the full serial number since it is required for researching the answer. Serial numbers with XX's preclude accurate answers.

When inquiring about a specific serial number, please provide the series if marked, barrel length, finish, grip material and color(if plastic), and logo if present. This is some of the data I need for my research. I may ask for additional information.

Serial number research requests are limited to one serial number per post with a limit of two serial numbers per week and a maximum of four per month. Please only one serial number per thread.

I will not offer opinions of value for guns which I have not seen in person. I refer you to The Blue Book of Gun Values.

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Olympic O-100 question...Jeff Webster, Thu Sep 3 21:42

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    • ModelsJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Thu Sep 3 17:41
      • Thanks JohnStan Stephens, Thu Sep 3 20:21
        • ModelsJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Fri Sep 4 09:51

  • G-380Victor Prevost, Thu Sep 3 07:10

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  • serial number researchSteven Lob, Tue Sep 1 20:44

  • Data for103 Citation # 1149733Steve Stafford, Tue Sep 1 18:36

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  • Olympic O-100webster3910, Mon Aug 31 21:47

  • mod 102 flite kingHarold Juntunen, Mon Aug 31 14:42

  • Model 103 8" Trophy ID requestScott Archer, Mon Aug 31 14:20

  • JC Higgins Model 90Mark , Sun Aug 30 19:32

  • 103 Sharpshooter 9205GARY DIVITO, Sun Aug 30 18:52

  • USAF high standard GBJames McCloskey, Sun Aug 30 16:10

  • M103 Citationbob goodrich, Sat Aug 29 17:28

  • Production Sort / Rarity...Jeff Webster, Sat Aug 29 09:36


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  • O-101Jeff Chapman, Wed Aug 26 19:23

  • Model BBrad Adams, Wed Aug 26 16:08
    • Model BJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Fri Aug 28 07:24
      • Re: Model BBrad, Fri Aug 28 09:25
        • GripsJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Fri Aug 28 10:05
    • Model B dataJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Wed Aug 26 18:29
      • Model BBrad, Thu Aug 27 18:10

  • Families of scarce gunsJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Wed Aug 26 09:29

  • Olympic ISU factory returnScott Archer, Tue Aug 25 13:45

  • Supermatic Trophy Giles 106 SeriesJoe Pentino, Mon Aug 24 19:34

  • high standard hi sierraBob Lopez, Mon Aug 24 13:31

  • High Standard Supermatic CitationBrad Griffin, Sat Aug 22 18:59

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