Hi guys. I have recently found interest in the HS US marked guns. I came across a Model 103 Supermatic Tournament on Gunbroker today (auction number 297697150) and was thinking about bidding but think it is odd that the barrel and frame don't seem to have the same finish...but the serial numbers match. Is this a military rebuild gun? Is it worth bidding on or should I just avoid it? Thanks for your time, opinions, and information.
Hello Wesley, The barrel is not correct. It should gave the same finish as the frame and slide - abrasive blasted and blued. It is not my place to tell yu what you should do. These guns were sold to... more
Thanks for the information John. I figured it was a mix-master and just wanted to confirm my suspicion as I am new to the realm of High Standard. Being that the government bought quite a few of these ... more
Hello Wesley, Charlie Petty's book on the earl guns through about 1950 is one book that covers a few government contract guns. Scott Meadows' books on the US pistols are very good and Volume 2 and... more