SOLD FOR: $1,632
Make: High Standard
Model: Series 106 Military Supermatic Trophy
Serial Number: 1861177
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “Supermatic / Trophy”. The left side of the slide is marked “HIGH / STANDARD” andthe left top edge of the slide “1861177”. The right side of the frame is marked “Model 106 / MILITARY” and “1861177”. The left side of the barrel rib is marked “Giles .45 Shop / Odessa, Florida”.
Barrel Length: The heavy bull barrel is 5 ½” in length with a full length solid rib screwed to the barrel.
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a square notched flat topped rear target sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The sight is mounted on the rear of the barrel rib. Both the elevation and windage screws are click adjustable, with the elevation screw having a serrated edge for manual adjustment as well as a slot for a screwdriver. The front sight is a Patridge style blade fixed to the front of the barrel rib. The top of the barrel rib is serrated and has a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with a smooth thumbrest on the left grip. The checkering is sharp to the touch and shows no marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: High Gloss “Trophy” Blue with Gold Plated Trigger and Safety and Case Hardened Magazine Release. The front and back of the grip are stippled and have a matte finish.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the front edges of the barrel, a few very light marks on the sides of the slide and a few extremely tiny nicks along the left top edge of the barrel rib. The edges of the rear sight elevation knobs show thinning and there is minor thinning on the edges of the stippled surface at the bottom of the backstrap. The left grip screw is distressed. The markings are sharp. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: This pistol has a VERY light trigger and the trigger has an adjustable stop. The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a factory box with a total of one blued 10-round magazine and paperwork. The factory box has a purple finish on the outside and is marked “Hi-Standard / Auto Loading Pistol” and with the Hi-Standard logo in yellow. It has an end panel that correctly describes the make, model and caliber of this pistol, with the serial number written-in with a marking pen. The edges of the box show surface loss with fraying at the corners. The lid has remnants of adhesive tape attached with spots of surface loss where tape was previously removed. There are also two small non-factory labels attached to one side of the lid. The inside of the box has a thick cardboard lining with a yellow finish that is cut-out to fit this pistol. It shows slight tears at the corners of the fitted area for the pistol. Overall, the box is in Very Good condition. The magazine is blued with green plastic followers and red plastic floorplates marked “High Standard”. It shows thinning and the number “3” is marked into its right side. The magazine is in about Fine condition. The paperwork consists of a list of authorized service stations, a High Standard packaging slip and a test target from Giles .45 Shop showing that this pistol achieved a 5 shot group size of 23/32” when shot at a distance of 50 yards from a machine rest. The target is dated and signed, and shows the serial number of this pistol. There is a tear in the target which was repaired with cellophane tape. The target is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Supermatic Trophy pistol is the Military Model with a 1911 style grip frame so that one could shoot their .22 semi-auto with the same feel and weight as their 1911. It has been customized with the edition of a full length barrel rib, complete with click adjustable target sights. We don’t know what other work was done, but a test target from Giles .45 Shop, who installed the barrel rib, shows a 5 shot group shot at 50 yards with a group size of 23/32”.(For some interesting info on John Giles see: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-63795.html) The pistol is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its finish remaining. There is thinning on the front edges of the barrel, the edges of the stippled surface near the bottom of the backstrap and on the rear sight elevation adjustment screws. The wood shows no marks and the checkering is still sharp to the touch. The Supermatic Trophy was the ultimate in quality and workmanship for target pistols used for shooting at the highest level. There is a reason the high end Hi-Standard pistols like this one were used for so many years in the Olympics. If you are interested in getting into serious small-bore target shooting, you need to take a close look at this pistol. On the other hand, this model was only made for a few years and the collectors really love them. You don’t find too many in such nice condition with the original box, so the collectors should also be very interested in this one.