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Ayden
Hi-Standard Supermatic Tournament Date Request
Mon Dec 4, 2017 19:49
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Hi!

This is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes. I would like to find out what year a pistol was made. It is a Hi-Standard Supermatic Tournament Model 102, serial number 954983. It has wooden grips.

Thanks very much!
Ayden

    • yearWayne Davis, Wed Dec 6 10:20
      The serial number indicates 1959 manufacture.
      • Date detailsAyden, Wed Dec 6 21:36
        Hi! Thanks so much for the info! May I ask what resource you use to look up the serial number? Thanks again!
        • datesWayne Davis, Thu Dec 7 09:10
          The Blue Book of Gun Values has a serial number dating section for High Standards in an appendix at the back of the book. They also have dating info for many other makes. The Blue Book is a useful... more
          • DatesJohn J. Stimson, II, Thu Dec 7 18:52
            Hello Wayne, The tables are probably good for 96% to 98% of the serial numbers but the guns did not all ship in serial number order. Guns did not finish in assembly and test i serial number order.... more
            • DatesAyden, Thu Dec 7 23:26
              Hi, So is there a good, unified resource for accurate firearm dating? Is there anything that would be accessible to the public? How would someone actually confirm, for example, that the Supermatic... more
              • DatesJohn J. Stimson, II, Fri Dec 8 02:53
                NO! The "Blue Book of Gun Values" may be the best collective data for serial number vs ship date for many brands but does not cover all guns. However, it is certainly not the most authoritative... more
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