Sold for: $1,065.00
Make: High Standard
Model: 1980 Olympic Commemorative (107 ISU) http://bluebookofgunvalues.com/Gun_Values/Gun_Manufacturer_Model_Value.aspx?id=HIGH_STANDARD_PISTOLS_SEMI_AUTO_107_SERIES_1980_OLYMPIC_COMMEMORATIVE
Serial Number: USA0538
Year of Manufacture: 1980, ATF C&R
Caliber: .22 Short (Standard Velocity)
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HIGH STANDARD”, the left of the chamber area is marked “.22 SHORT” with the trigger logo, the right is marked “HIGH STANDARD INC. / E HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A.”, the right of the slide has five Olympic rings, the right of the frame has the serial number. The display case has High Standard’s markings and “1980 OLYMPIC MODEL”.
Barrel Length: 6 5/8″, Heavy
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an undercut Patridge blade on a base that is fixed to the compensated portion of the barrel. The rear sight is a wide rear serrated square notched target leaf in a base that is mounted on a bridge over the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut, the left panel has a thumb rest, the grain is subtle with nice darker tones. The checkers are sharp, with only a few rubbed. Faint scuffs are seen on some smooth areas. No cracks or major damages are found. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Gold Accents
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 90+% of its metal finish. The right of the frame has bruises and scuffs. The right of the barrel and grip straps have small scrapes and rubbing. The sight bridge and left of the slide serrated area have compression. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol has a left side slide thumb safety, the slide is tight to the action, the magazine release is on the toe of the grip frame. The trigger pull is short and crisp, the barrel comes with two counter weights on the slotted flanks. The action glides with fluidity. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes its original walnut display case, which has a red velvet lined interior. The exterior has several long scratch marks and bruises, rating in Very Good condition. One 10-round magazine, a key for the case and xerox printed instruction manual are provided in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: In 1980, the Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid and the summer games in Moscow, when the Russians still had control of East Germany; a lot has changed since then, but High Standard’s product are still as highly regarded as in that period. This is a rare, 1 of 1,000 Olympic commemorative in .22 Short, with 90+ percent of its finish left, in a nice display case with some extra goodies. This pistol shows more handling marks than operational wear, with proper care it will sit pretty for many decades to come and will only become more desirable when the other 999 get more and more used. Conversely, taking this to your shooting club for dead on accuracy would be a nice move too.