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2nd blonde box 102 set
Sun Sep 9, 2018 13:46
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Hello Ron,

Another one missing 1 of the weights. The magazine, if Cadmium plated, would stand out like a sore thumb against the blued frame (if inserted into the magazine well). Cadmium plated magazines are a silver color, often described as "soft"/electroless type nickel plating or even "stainless". Not glossy or "polished" silver but silver colored none-the-less. Both Cadmium plated plated magazine and the later blued should have the same imprinting on the bottom. The small eagle checkered walnut grip (If on another "Trophy") is also correct for this serial number range. The tools seem to be a common missing item after all these years since 1958.

Regards,
Jim

  • 2nd Blonde Box 102 SetRon Cantrell, Sun Sep 9 13:25
    Hey Mr. Stimson This one may be more correct than the one I posted recently. SN 819982, with the 10" barrel installed in a near perfect red-lined blonde box and another 8" barrel included. Also... more
    • SUpermatic Trophy 102 seriesJohn J. Stimson, II, Mon Sep 10 05:41
      Hello Ron, Do the barrels with this gun have the barrel retaining studs pinned to the barrel or are teh studs staked to the barrel? John Stimson
      • 102 Trophy configuration followupRon Cantrell, Wed Sep 12 22:21
        Hey Mr. Stimson, The owner of this set happens to have several other very similar items and it might be within the reason of possibility to arrange to get an un-pinned lug 10" barrel which it seems... more
        • Supermatic Trophy 102 seriesJohn J Stimson, II, Fri Sep 14 06:56
          Hello Ron, 819,982 shipped as a catalog number 9252 on 5/28/1958 to account number 3220 on invoice number 21321. This seems early for a pinned barrel. John Stimson
      • stud attachment noteRon Cantrell, Mon Sep 10 11:57
        Hey Mr. Stimson I'm not sure I'm familiar enough to respond well to the question and the pictures are limited but here is what I can share. The 10" is mounted to the frame and it has a pin through... more
        • pin vs. stakedJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 12:42
          Hi Ron, on or off the frame if there is a PIN you'd see it. It'd be above the frame Above the "E" in "supErmatic" stamped on the frame. Lacking a PIN there would lead to only one possible conclusion, ... more
    • Its a TrophyRon Cantrell, Sun Sep 9 14:53
      Whoops can't believe didn't mention the model. But it is a Supermatic Trophy.
    • 2nd blonde box 102 set — James Gammel, Sr., Sun Sep 9 13:46
      • Imperfect togethernessRon Cantrell, Sun Sep 9 14:14
        Hey Mr. Gammel, very good information. Thanks so much for clarifying the magazine coloration, I was wondering about that, even though I've been interested in High Standards since 1979, just recently... more
        • Cadmium magazines, maybe moreJames Gammel, Sr., Sun Sep 9 14:40
          Hi Ron, I'm surprised at how often the Cadmium plated magazines show up on ebay. I already have probably 50 or so. The take-away is getting a GOOD one that hasn't swollen from interior rust so bad it ... more
          • Cadmium plated and "finger" magazinesJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 10:59
            Hi Ron, Here's a photo of a blue, Cadmium plated (center), and finger type magazine (also blued). Just bodies but nice clear views.... more
            • Cadmium Magazine on hand!Ron Cantrell, Mon Sep 10 11:43
              Hey Jim, I saw this last night as well and was a good reference for me. All these years and I haven't been familiar with this type magazine as I haven't had a gun in the time frame these were used.... more
              • Cadmium magazinesJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 12:26
                Hi Ron, ALL 102's shipped with Cadmium plated magazines. It wasn't until the early 103's when they switched to blue with blue followers (metal). Some people call them black so I never know if they... more
                • Cadmium plated magazinesJohn J Stimson, II, Mon Sep 10 18:13
                  Hello Jim, All 102's did not ship with cadmium plated magazines. The drawing change for the finish change was in August 1959 about a year before the 103's appeared. Certainly there was a time frame... more
                  • Cad. Plated magsJames Gammel, Sr., Mon Sep 10 19:19
                    Hello John and Ron, My apologies, I must have been thinking the round bottom weights vs. the flat bottoms with the 102/103 shift Sorry about that, Jim
                • Transition periodRon Cantrell, Mon Sep 10 13:57
                  Hey Jim, the knowledge base here is obviously top drawer! Appreciate you all for your time helping others out. The reason I left open the possibility for a blue mag on the Citation was from a post... more
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