High Standard Flite King 22 short

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  1. TennJed

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    Anyone have any experience with a High Standard Flite King 22 short. Made in the 60s. I like odd guns, and a 22 short pistol seems a little odd.

    How is reliability? Can you see find mags? Any info is appreciated
     
  2. yugorpk

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    Ive had one. Bought it a few years ago at a pawn shop for $200. Ran great when I had it but I never really warmed up to the 22 short thing. Mags op up on gun broker from time to time. I had three by the time I sold it. Ive owned 7 High Standards and it was as reliable as any of them. Funny thing is its almost easier to find 22 shorts in the store now than it is to find 22 LR. Cabelas always has them on the shelf here and never has 22 LR.
     
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    I'd jump on one given half a chance.
     
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    I've got a brand new 6" BBL for the HS 22SHORT pistol. IT must be worth a million bux if anyone needs it...huh..?
    And so it goes...
     
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    The original purpose of the 22 Short High Standard was for Olympic rapid fire style competition. If I remember correctly, the US Olympic team was equipped with High Standards for the rapid fire competition in the 60's.
     
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    TennJed

    A friend of mine used to compete at the local gun club matches with a couple of .22LR High Standard Supermatic Trophys. Very consistent in terms of accuracy and reliability; only problem he had was finding decent magazines that worked in them. Once he found ones that were good in a particular gun he numbered them to that gun as they might not work properly in another.
     
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