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A New Old Gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by joed, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. joed

    joed Senior Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    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.

    Anyone else have one of these?

  2. Black Butte

    Black Butte Active Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    I love new old guns. A great pistol which will help you cherish the memory of your friend.
  3. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Participating Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    Nice high-standard!

    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.

  4. content

    content Senior Member

    Jul 27, 2009
    South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
    Hello friends and neighbors // Condolences and congrats on being a worthy friend.

    I found an HD Military a few years back, price was right and with four mags I figured at least one would work.

    Here is a pic the day I brought it home. the pawn shop had not even cleaned it up yet.

    The HD Military has made good plinker and woods walking handgun but the weak rear sight keeps me from using it for hunting.

    I've have had no problems using Federal bulk .22lr.
    Enjoy the history as well as the shooting.

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