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 the government in substantial numbers. I do not have a count yet but There were quite a few.
There were government purchases of a lot guns from different design series. I recently did an article for the HSCA newsletter about some of them. Since then I have found government purchases in a couple more design series.
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... more
Supermatic Tournament 103 series US John J. Stimson, Jr.,Wed Aug 1 11:46
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