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.

Click on the "Post an Article" box to enter a comment or question.

Click on "Submit Article" after making your comment

Click on the "Post a Response" box (found on each article page) to enter a response to the article.

Use this Key Word Search to find previously covered topics.
HS Supermatic S101 questionsjason stratton, Wed May 25 18:00

Supermatic 102George Ulrich, Wed May 25 08:08

  • Serial # 520721 Supermatic S-101David Bickford, Tue May 24 19:46

  • Takedown..Bruce, Tue May 24 18:27

    Counting ModelsJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Tue May 24 12:50

    victor variations chart questionbob goodrich, Tue May 24 12:48

  • Hartford survivorDoran Houk, Mon May 23 18:54

  • High Standard M1200 Flight King trench gunBrian McKeown, Mon May 23 17:27

  • Does Quality Change with the Price of ModelsHank Smith, Mon May 23 08:12

  • Sentinel Mark IJoe Tucker, Sun May 22 23:22

  • Hammer model HB with no safteyEd Krause, Sun May 22 22:26

  • Model A rear sight adjustmentSteve Stafford, Sun May 22 19:03

  • Owsley SurvivorRobert Contraros, Sun May 22 09:16
    • Model H-DJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Sun May 22 20:03

  • Model 102 SupermaticRay Richards, Sat May 21 22:35

  • Need some help with Field KingRick Popoff, Sat May 21 21:29

  • Model GBRich Carton, Thu May 19 22:46

  • S-101 ifno please.David T Bickford, Thu May 19 20:55

    USA MODEL H-DJoe Pentino, Thu May 19 16:00

  • Supermatic Trophy 102Fred Olsen, Thu May 19 07:01

  • Matched Pair Camp Perry CaseSergio Oliver, Wed May 18 22:57

  • Serial# 293582Keith McClain, Wed May 18 21:15

  • Victor 2380639Harold Juntunen, Wed May 18 14:41

  • Auction descriptionJohn J. Stimson, Jr, Wed May 18 13:40

  • Looks like a Hi-Standard magSteven Foy , Wed May 18 07:06

  • M-100 revolver Andrew, Tue May 17 21:54

  • CLICK HERE to access "John Stimson's HI STANDARD INFO website".

    Click here to receive daily updates.