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High Standard shotguns

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by jmr40, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. jmr40

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    I have a friend who wants to sell one cheap. I've never owned one, seen a few and IIRC they have a pretty decent reputation. Barrel appears to be about 20" long with full length mag tube and rifle sights. The rear sight elevator is missing, but that should be easy to replace. I'd guess 1970's, maybe 1960's manufacture. Wood appears to have been refinished at some point. Not a professional job, but I've seen a lot worse. No rust, just looks like it could use a good cleaning.

    I really don't need it, but it has to be worth $100 right.
     
  2. ApacheCoTodd

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    Sounds like something like a K102 riot gun with the rifle sights.
    Could the barrel maybe closer to 18 inches - though some were 20 as well.
    How about sling swivels?

    A High Standard riot or Flite King in good shape is certainly worth $100.

    Todd.
     
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  3. jmr40

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    It may have been 18". I just looked at it briefly. It looks like it may have had swivels but it appears they were removed and not replaced when the wood was refinished.
     
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    They were 18 and 20 inch both due primarily the ease of getting the 18 inters into and out of police cars.

    Swivels shouldn't be a big deal if it had them and you want to replace them.

    Too, in case it's an old GI gun rather than Cop, look to see an Ordnance Department stamp on the barrel ahead of the receiver. No big deal, just worth a bit more.

    Todd.
     
  5. hank327

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    I would jump at the chance to get one. They have very smooth actions.
     
  6. 22250Rem

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    If decent I would jump on it for $100. I love my circa 1968 purchased High Standard 12 ga. Flite King and they are very well known for the smoothness of the actions. I can point that gun up at a 45 degree angle, hit the slide release and it will open the action by itself. How many pump shotguns can do that ? The only downside I have read about is that by the mid 1970's or so High Standard was in trouble financially and some of the shotguns had some quality control issues. But I read that on the internet so who knows? Sounds like a great deal according to the description given.
     
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