Had a friend die last week and left me his guns. I didn't think much of them when I picked them up because they were old and .22 rf other then one being a Crosman 1377 from 1970.
Anyway, the pistol intrigued me, it's a Hi-Shandard H-D Military. Wasn't till I started researching it a little that I learned it was made in 1948. These guns also have a history with the military and that was neat to learn. I'm really looking forward to shooting this in honor of my old friend.
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February 17, 2012, 01:52 PM
I love new old guns. A great pistol which will help you cherish the memory of your friend.
February 17, 2012, 02:08 PM
The Sport King was the first pistol I was allowed to shoot, incredible little gun even with the short 4" barrel. Ours is a Push-button model and if I make the investment, I can stick a 6" scoped barrel on, Literally in seconds. The Trigger is INCREDIBLY light.
Our Sport King has run nearly flawlessly, but broke a spring in the 90's, We were unaware of the lifetime warranty at the time, but a local gunsmith fixed the issue for us immediately. I still don't know if the lifetime warranty follows the gun, or the first purchaser.
I am being greedy however, reserving the use of the HS for myself and my Father, and buying a Bersa .22 for my Eldest daughter to learn on instead. (though normally I prefer a single action .22 revolver for kids)
My first pistol, and still my favorite .22 of all time. even more so than the AR-7 Explorer.