Hi Standard Longhorn Convertible


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rockstar.esq
May 1, 2005, 05:31 PM
I posted some time ago that I was buying a used Hi Standard Convertible. I didn't know at the time that it had a model name of Longhorn. This seems appropriate since the barrel is 9.5"! I was curious if any of you knew how to remove the cylinder. The crane seems to be a little on the weak side and there is considerable slop when the cylider is swung out. However when the cylinder is closed, it locks up tighter than many S&W's I've shot. Any help would be much appreciated.

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docbones
May 1, 2005, 07:45 PM
Rock,

One the first revolvers that I ever shot, certainly the first rimfire revolver, was a boyhood friend's High Standard Double Nine Convertible. We were only 15 at the time but, typical of that era, responsible young men were yielded appropriate responsibilities. Such were our squirrel gathering hunts. Your observations of that genre of guns are correct, the cranes tolerances (other parts as well) showed considerable slop with the cylinder open. I have seen this on all of the double action rimfires made by High Standard. Nonetheless, they represented good value versus cost; their accuracy was acceptable and they offered countless hours of inexpensive entertainment to budding young men. God, if we could recapture that innocence of youth, making it a repeat experience for all, I think we would all be better off.

Docbones

Standing Wolf
May 1, 2005, 11:00 PM
Any help would be much appreciated.

Are you sure you need help? From the sound of it, you've got a perfectly adequate .22 long rifle plinker.

Jim K
May 1, 2005, 11:31 PM
To remove the crane from the frame, use an undersize brass or plastic rod to push in the plunger that is in the hole in the front of the frame, and pull the crane straight out. The cylinder can be removed by punching out a cross pin, but I do NOT recommend doing that; it is not needed for cleaning.

Be careful! When the crane is removed, that plunger can come right out, propelled by its spring, and can be lost!

The slop in the crane is normal. As long as the cylinder locks up tight for firing, things are fine.

That Longhorn was one of several "cowboy" models built on what was essentially the Sentinel. All were double action; the single action look is fake.

They are decent guns and many have given long service, but they were never really made for extensive shooting, more for plinking.

Jim

critter
May 1, 2005, 11:32 PM
I believe you can remove the cylinder in this manner: Look in front of the frame under the barrel. You will see a recessed plunger. Press it in sufficiently and the crane-cylinder assembly will come out the side. Hope this helps.

rockstar.esq
May 2, 2005, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the replies, my cylinder slides rearward occasionally when the crane is out. I thought that since it was called a convertible, it would change cylinders with relative ease (a la single six). Either way I really love the gun and it shoots reliably to point of aim.

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