SOLD FOR: $1275
Make: High Standard
Model: Supermatic Citation – Series 102
Serial Number: 801459
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “SUPERMATIC / CITATION”. The left side of the slide is marked “HI-STANDARD” and the right side is marked “801459” and “MODEL 102”. The right barrel flat is marked “HIGH STANDARD MFG. CORP. / HAMDEN, CONN. U.S.A.” The left barrel flat is marked “. 22 LONG RIFLE” and with an Eagle logo. The right side of the frame is also marked “801459”. The underside of the barrel is marked with a “P” and “Q”.
Barrel Length: 8″ The barrel is tapped and slotted for the installation of the barrel weights. One is currently installed.
Sights / Optics: There is a flat topped square notched target sight dovetailed into the top rear of the barrel. The sight is click adjustable for both elevation and windage. There is a blade front sight screwed to the top of the barrel. The sights and the top of the slide have a matte black finish to reduce glare, and the top of the slide is also serrated.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered dark brown synthetic panels. There are brass medallions in the center of each grip embossed with the High Standard “Eagle” logo. The grip straps are serrated. The most notable imperfection is a small nick on the bottom edge of the right panel. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks on the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp to the touch. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Matte Blue w/ Case Colored Triggered
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 edges show only slight thinning and there are some infrequently scattered light nicks and fine scratches with the most notable on the top of the slide. There is a light scuff on the right side of the muzzle brake and a ding on the front right edge. The grip straps also show little wear. The serrations in the slide, front strap and backstrap are sharp. The grip screws and sight adjustment screws are sharp and the markings are clear. The muzzle brake and barrel weight screws are Allen heads. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 one 10-round magazine. The magazine is in the white and its floorplate is marked “HI-STANDARD”. The installed barrel weight and muzzle brake are 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 Supermatic Trophy was designed as a high-end target pistol with a Patridge front side and a target rear sight adjustable for elevation and windage. It had a trigger that was adjustable for pull weight as well as over-travel, and the barrel was grooved and the underside drilled, tapped and filled for mounting barrel weights and a muzzle brake. The Supermatic Citation was just beneath the Trophy, without the Trophy’s super polished finish. This pistol is in about Fine condition. 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!