Sold For; $1,200.01
Make: High Standard
Model: Supermatic Trophy Military – ML Series
Serial Number: ML67996
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “VICTOR”. The left side of the slide is marked “—HIGH– / STANDARD”. The left of the barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE” and with High Standard’s trigger logo. The right side of the frame is marked “ML67996”. The right of the barrel is marked “HIGH STANDARD INC. / E. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The top of the slide is marked “ML67996”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2″, Vent-Rib
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade screw-secured to the front of the ventilated rib. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base mounted to the rear of the rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut with a smooth thumbrest on the left panel (for a right-handed shooter). The grips show minor handling wear with only a few scattered light marks, most notable on the bottom of the left panel. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Gold Controls
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel and installed barrel weight have a few scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches on their side flats wtih a more notable nick on the right edge of the rib near the front. There is a spot of finish wear on the right of the frame at the rear below the slide. There are a few other scattered minor marks. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 10 round blued magazine with a steel floorplate and green plastic follower. The magazine shows light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good-Fine condition. The installed weight is included.
Our Assessment: High Standard had a long history of manufacturing target pistols going back to before WWII, so they had lots of time to perfect the design. The Victor was added to High Standard’s military model line in 1971 and incorporated a feature frequently added to High Standard pistols by gunsmiths for target shooters, a sight rib. Originally, the model was offered with a ventilated steel rib, later weight was reduced by making the ribs from alloy and a solid rib option was added to the Victor model. Later, the solid ribs would be discontinued and only the alloy vent-ribs were offered, such as on this example. This example was made in 1980 and has a 5 1/2″ slab-side barrel with one weight installed. The pistol is in Very Good-Fine condition with some scattered minor wear in the metal, minor handling wear in the stocks, a great bore and strong mechanics. This should make someone an outstanding target pistol that should easily rival most of the newer target pistols being manufactured today. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This Pistol is on the Roster of Exempted Olympic Target pistols. It CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley location. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.