Mr. Stimson, I am a fan of riot guns, and have a small collection, but no Hi Standard riots. I have a local armslist of an 8111 SN 3100045. The owner has little info. I'd like to know: is this the walnut or birch version, what year was it produced, and what sights should be on it? I only want an original weapon, so need to know if it has been modified--sights seem like a frequent mod lol. Anything you recommend verifying during inspection?
I'm grateful for your time/help. You do not offer values for these guns, and I respect that. I looked on the bluebook as recommended but didn't seem precise. If you would hazard a reasonable price range guess, that would make it easier--but not if it breaks your rules, I know a lot more about Ithaca 37--and this looks a lot like it, but heavier duty.
This must be some labor of love for you to have created such a site.
Hi John, Thank you very much for helping with this gun. I have not yet determined to add it to my collection or not--I'm disappointed that they eliminated or did not include a rear sight, though... more
Hello Les, There were specific models that came from the factory with a rear sight. 8113 has a rifle sight. I believe that one had provisions for a Williams receiver sight. I don't recall the model... more