High Standard Sentinel Dura-Tone .22 Short Long LR SA/DA Revolver NO CA
Sold for $1269.69
Make: High Standard
Model: Sentinel Dura-Tone (Gold)
Serial Number: 922373
Year of Manufacture: 1957 – 1962, C&R
Caliber: .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle
Action Type: Double Action SA/DA Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “R-101 / 922373” below the cylinder. The right side of the barrel is marked “HIGH STANDARD MFG. CORP. / HAMDEN, CONN. U.S.A.” The left side of the barrel is marked “HI-STANDARD / .22 CAL.”. The left side of the frame has a medallion with the High Standard logo above “SENTINEL”.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade integral to a serrated ramped riser screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch flat top sight dovetailed into the top strap. The top strap is grooved for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece plastic in a faux bone design. There are some tiny cracks along the base and lower edge due to age. There are no chips. The grip is in Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Gold & Nickel DuraTone
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is some persistent fouling but no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is finish wear on the left side of the barrel, scratches and nicks on the cylinder and frame and some minor discoloration on the cylinder pin. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a wooden display case with fabric interior and a gold-colored Hi-Standard medallion under the lid.
Our Assessment: The Sentinel R-101 is one of Hi-Standards police-style revolvers made in the late ‘50s to early ‘60s. Hi-Standard is well known for their line of semi-auto rimfire target pistols, but after handling this revolver we wonder why their revolvers have not gotten as much praise. This is a well constructed lightweight gun that holds nine shots of .22 rimfire. This is in Very Good condition with light cosmetic wear but has solid mechanics, plus the bore is bright with sharp rifling. This C&R double action would make a perfect plinker to shoot with all day and definitely a conversation starter with its distinct finish! Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!