So my friend over at Lagiappe's Lair noted on a previous post the Smith and Wesson Model 76 sub-machine gun. He nailed it. How this guy seems to know everything about anything that goes bang mystifies me. Good guy and a class act. Can't wait to get up there again and stretch some long guns out with him.
So here is the High Standard 1200. It was pretty useless on the range as the trigger was simply locked up and would not fire.
So first things first.
Let's see what is under the hood.
It has an aluminum trigger housing. Not a show stopper, but not that great either. Everything is covered in old gun oil creating the brown mud like coating you can see.
Well, guess what? Time for a bath!
Replace the magazine spring as a rule as the new owner could not tell me if it was stored loaded and ta-da!
Functional checks passed!
The High Standard was pretty much the equivalent of the Winchester Defender back in the day. Cheap, reliable and easy to operate. I think however that more people will be interested in the High Standard than my Defender years from now.
Can't wait to live fire Sunday!