SOLD FOR: $1082
Make: High Standard
Model: High Sierra
Serial Number: M082468
Year of Manufacture: 1981 (Page 64 of “Hi-Standard Pistols and Revolvers” by James Spacek)
Caliber: .22 LR or .22 Magnum
Action Type: Single/Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “HIGH STANDARD INC. / E. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “HIGH SIERRA – .22 CALIBER”. The right side of the frame is marked “M082468”. The front face of the installed .22 LR cylinder is marked “4094” and the front face of the additional .22 WMR cylinder is marked “4089”.
Barrel Length: The octagon barrel is 7” in length.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall quarter-round blade fixed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped square notched target sight pinned to the top strap and adjustable for both windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with a high gloss finish. The grips show light handling wear but no significant imperfections. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel, cylinder, frame, ejector rod and the top and rear surfaces of the hammer are blued. The grip frame is gold toned alloy.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is some light thinning on the edges of the grip frame. There are a few faint handling marks throughout. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear, with a crisp serial number on the frame. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger is crisp. We did not fire this revolver. The cylinder lockup is SOLID on all nine chambers. The cylinder swings out by pulling out the cylinder pin and then pushing the cylinder to the left side. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a serial matching original box with the additional .22 WMR cylinder and instructions.
Our Assessment: This is a Hi-Standard “High Sierra” 9-shot single action revolver with a 7” octagon barrel and adjustable target sights. This revolver is in about Fine-Excellent condition with about 98% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the cylinder lockup is SOLID on all 9 chambers. The installed fluted cylinder is chambered for .22 LR and an additional unfluted .22 WMR cylinder is included. This is perfect for carrying with you out in the field, when you might run across a sabre toothed jackrabbit or a bothersome coyote. The .22 W.M.R. round puts out almost twice the muzzle energy of a .22 Long Rifle, and is adequate for most small game and varmints. A .22 W.M.R as fired from a revolver has more muzzle energy than a .32 ACP, and can be used for self-defense if necessary. This is a well-made revolver that should provide decades of shooting enjoyment as well as make a nice fit in a Hi-Standard collection. Please see our photos and good luck!