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Posted: 3/13/2011 2:37:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2011 5:52:55 AM EST by preracing25]
Well guys late last year my grandfather past away. He left behind many handguns and couple rifles. It was not until about a month ago that we found under his bed in a old metal toolbox that was set up for comp. shooting. In the bottom of the box I found wrapped in a old rag a Hi-Standard Supermatic Citation Model 103 "Space Gun". Gun is still in mint condition with both barrel weights and 2 mags. Also has what I believe is the 10" barrel option and from what I can tell is a hard to find thing. If anyone has some info on these I would love to read what you have to write. Thank you. EDIT... There are 3 more piceture of 3 other rimfire pistols lower in this thread. Also at lower in the thread on the first page is a link to a video of my AMT .22 mag, long version.

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-02-03122134.jpg
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-02-03122146.jpg
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-02-03122124.jpg
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:35:51 PM EST


SWEET!
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:36:30 PM EST
Nice.
I was expecting a picture of the Olympic version of the Whitney Wolverine when I opened this thread.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:41:34 PM EST
Yeah I love this gun. Shoots great. Just waiting fir the winter to be over to set some targets up.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:28:25 AM EST
Don't have any experience with the "space gun" but we had a bunch of these old High Standards in our armory for handgun training back in the day and they were amazing shooters.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:45:33 PM EST
Its extremely smooth. I have a gopro HD i plan on using when the snow melts.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:31:02 PM EST
Bluebook says they were made from 1960-63.

98% = $625, add $200 for 10" bbl, add $50 for each weight & $90 for muzzle brake.

So for your gun, it might be worth a bit over $1,000. Not a bad heirloom, IMO.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:38:45 PM EST
Yes it is, but as you can imagine I don't plan on letting it go ever. Along with the AMT .22WMR long barrel he also left.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:46:32 PM EST
My Great uncle had one that looked just like that only with what I believe was a 7 inch barrel. Unbelievable shooter. I put many a pop can out of it's misery back in the day with it. Great find.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:05:27 PM EST
Yes I believe there was a 6.xx barrel, a 8.xx barrel, and then the 10in barrel.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:10:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By preracing25:
Yes it is, but as you can imagine I don't plan on letting it go ever. Along with the AMT .22WMR long barrel he also left.


Sweet, I have one of those. Pretty fun gun once I got it to feed reliably. Needed some filing here and there.

That Hi-Standard is pretty wicked looking! Take care of it!

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:14:21 PM EST
Yeah, I just have to learn how to take them all apart, let me go take some pictures of the other 3.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:24:46 PM EST
Why does it have wings?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:29:39 PM EST
Never know if it will take off. Here are pictures of my 3 other .22's

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-03-14211822.jpg
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-03-14211726.jpg
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g383/preracing25/2011-03-14211628.jpg

The other 2 are s&w I don't have them in front of me but im going to say model 2206.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:58:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By hammet:
Why does it have wings?


Those are muzzle weights to customize the balance and increase accuracy by playing with the harmonics of the barrel.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:52:30 AM EST
very nice those were state of the art bullseye guns in the 1950's and 60's and would still shoot with the best of them today- I would suggest finding and shooting a bullseye pistol league with it in your grandfather's memory.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:17:28 AM EST
Yeah I have been thinking about that. I have only really been shooting guns for about a year now but my grandfather showed me the ropes when I was younger as he was a boyscout instructor. So once the snow melts I am going to be building a range on his property and get some practice in. He was nice enough to leave behind about 9 or 10 guns that I have and about 5 more my uncle has. The tec-9 he left behind is pretty cool however not being rimfire I leave that out.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:27:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
Originally Posted By hammet:
Why does it have wings?


Those are muzzle weights to customize the balance and increase accuracy by playing with the harmonics of the barrel.


I thought they were different height sights that you could turn? OP,very nice collection.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:16:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
Originally Posted By hammet:
Why does it have wings?


Those are muzzle weights to customize the balance and increase accuracy by playing with the harmonics of the barrel.


I thought they were different height sights that you could turn? OP,very nice collection.


Ah...I was thinking he was referring the the "wings" under the barrel. I now see what you are referring to with the front sight assembly.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:34:37 AM EST
I will have to look into that one guys, as I said I don't know much about them. Working on figuring it all out. Finally got the barrel off it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:52:21 PM EST
I'm thinking the wing-looking things simply add weight to the muzzle area to help reduce flip when shot, IMO. You have to remember that the weights are an optional item, so there were some guns that got sold w/o the weights & needed the "wings".

My .o2
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 5:42:39 AM EST
Video I took of the AMT .22 mag before winter really started... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDrHe_E8Vkk
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