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Thursday, June 7, 2012

The High Standard 1200 Shotgun

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! 

8 comments:

  1. Cool, I'm not the only one who uses azoom's with masking tape to check firing pin function...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. Dann, got burned once with a "click no bang" after I worked on one. Never again!

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  2. I haven't seen one of those in years!!! :-)

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    1. NFO- Stuff just seems to show up here. I am glad for that but I would go broke if I did it for a living! Cool Boomstick.

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  3. See, now I would never have recognized that shotgun. You sell your own expertise short.

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    1. Thanks Murph, we will shoot it Sunday and give it back to the owner. Damn it! I would love to keep it.

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  4. High Standard is still there, although they probably just sold the name to a new investment group. I actually own a High Standard M-4gery.

    I don't see any shotguns, but they still have their .22LR pistols and now have 1911s in .22 and God's Own Caliber.

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    1. GB- Really! Good news. Thanks for that.

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