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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2709: Two World War II U.S. Property Marked High Standard Pistols

Sold for Two World War II U.S. Property Marked High Standard Pistols
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A) U.S. Property High Standard U.S.A. Model H-D Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
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Serial #Two World War II U.S. Property Marked High Standard Pistols ManufacturerHigh Standard ModelU.S.A. Model H-D
TypePistol Gauge22 LR Catalog Page323
Barrel6 3/4 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionIntroduced in 1943, with approximately 44,000 produced for the U.S. government. Featuring a target weight barrel with blade front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, and external safety. The right side of the frame is marked "PROPERTY OF/U.S.", with the crossed cannon inspection mark below, and the left side of the frame and slide have standard markings. Fitted with a set of fully checkered grips and unmarked blue magazine.

ConditionExcellent. 95% original high polish blue finish remains with some scattered light edge wear, small surface scratches, and handling marks mostly in the grip straps. The grips are also excellent with sharp checkering and some small dings. Mechanically excellent.
B) U.S. Property High Standard U.S.A. Model H-D Semi-Automatic Pistol
Serial #B) U.S. Property High Standard U.S.A. Model H-D Semi-Automatic ManufacturerHigh Standard ModelU.S.A. Model H-D
TypePistol Gauge22 LR Catalog Page323
Barrel4 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue GripPlastic
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionIntroduced in 1943, with approximately 44,000 produced for the U.S. government. Featuring a target weight barrel with blade front sight, fixed notch rear sight, external safety. The right side of the frame is marked "PROPERTY OF/U.S.", the top of the barrel is marked "PROPERTY OF U.S.A.", and the left side of the frame and slide are marked with the standard markings. Fitted with checkered grips and "HI-STANDARD" marked magazine.

ConditionExcellent. 97% plus original polished blue finish remains with scattered light handling marks, traces of edge wear, nicks, and traces of spotting. The grips are very fine with some small chips and dings. Mechanically excellent.
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