Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3314: U.S. High Standard Model B Marked Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Desirable World War II U.S. Property Marked High Standard Model B Marked Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Desirable World War II U.S. Property Marked High Standard Model B Marked Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: High Standard
Model: B
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 405
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 212
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Approximately 14,000 of these pistols were produced for the U.S. government in 1942 and 1943. This pistol features fixed sights with a 10 round magazine. Standard markings on the left side of the frame and slide. The right side of the frame is marked "PROPERTY OF/U.S." with the stamped crossed cannon inspection mark underneath. The top of the barrel is marked "PROPERTY OF U.S." It is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with "H S" in the center. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Very god, retains 85% of the period refinished blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the grip straps and barrel, with a few scattered patches of very light surface pitting on the barrel. The grips are very fine with a few scattered minor blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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