Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

hi-standard help needed

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by FOWELKILLER, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. FOWELKILLER

    FOWELKILLER buckley ,wa Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    8
    i picked up a hi-standard model hd military 22lr.im not familiar with them at all but what i thought was broken safety is acually a broken take down lever.anybody know how i can get the slide off this gun to repair it and clean it up.its also missing the slide release mechanism.picked it up for a hundred bucks.still shoots but i would like to have it complete.on the bonus side though i picked up a 94 30-30 and marlin 336 30-30 all for 600 bucks.or does anybody know of anyone in washington who works on high standard,all my research shows they are a fun accurate little pistols with a 7 inch barrel it should kill some cans.
     
  2. SOrez

    SOrez SOR Active Member

    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    168
    Try Numrich, I bought one from them a couple of years ago.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,450
    Likes Received:
    7,647
    High Standard, Interarms & AMT
    5151 Mitchelldale Street, B14
    Houston, Texas 77092 USA

    They have limited parts for this gun and might be able to help you, but you have to send it in to them for repair.
     
  4. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    34
    You can try some of these sources for parts. There were a lot of HDM's made so someone will have what you need. Finding parts for old pistols is sometimes a crapshoot. One vendor won't have parts today, but he might in three months. So keep checking back now and then if you don't want to give up on it.

    http://www.histandard.info/manuals/parts/

    Here are factory instruction giving you the basic idea of how to take it (somewhat) apart:

    http://www.histandard.info/manuals/hampistols/1264D1200VP.pdf

    These should help you get the slide off if nothing else. Then you can see what the deal is with the missing parts.

    These references comes from John Stimson's site. You can poke around there for more info on any Hi Standard pistol.

    Here are the parts breakdown from Numrich, and, as I mentioned, they don't (no surprise) have the Takedown Lever Assembly right now, and if they did, they are $35. I think plenty of guys must have reefed on them without bothering with the factory instruction. So this particular part must sell fast when they get a beater to part out. They do appear to have the slide lock button assembly, that is what you meant when you said "slide release mechanism".

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufac...AutoPistols-36540/HDMilitary-35016.htm?page=4

    If you find the factory instructions inadequate and you want to go into much greater detail, you can get a pretty good video for $40 here:

    http://www.americangunsmith.com/app/products/view/16/HI-Standard-Auto-Pistols

    The video is older and the production quality isn't that great by today's standards, but I still managed to learn a lot from it.

    It does go into a lot of detail. You will find that these pistols are really pretty complicated and tricky compared to other .22 autos and working on them can be challenging.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  5. FOWELKILLER

    FOWELKILLER buckley ,wa Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    8
    OK thanks.haven't had time to mess with it much but I did get it apart the little handle on the takedown pin is spinning like it was brazed from the factory and the braze broke loose so I'm going to try to rebraze it if it don't hold I found one on Brownell's for $45.they are pretty complicated for what they are but I had fun learning how they work inside pretty neat gun.
     
  6. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    111
    Have you tried www.wisnersinc.com
    They list a Take Down Lever Assy. part # 59AB for a High Standard HD, for $18

    Oh, and silver solder, (really silver braze) will work better than regular old brass brazing rod.

    It is a high temp silver brazing alloy, and there are several, depending on application.

    Your local welding supply shop will have it, along with the correct flux.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,293
    Likes Received:
    753
  8. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    243
    I found parts for my Sport King on gunbroker.com
     
  9. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    49
    Try AGI for a DVD on Disassembly Reassembly of the Hi-Standard...........It's an Armor Course show you some History, how it works and a different models too. Phone number is 1-800-979-0867
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
    :)
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,450
    Likes Received:
    7,647
    I bought one of those AGI dvd's for my High Standard.
    Let me know if you want it. Less then 1/2 the price.
     
  11. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    49
    JBett98,
    Yes I may, Do you have any others that you may want to sell too? Here is my Email Address netcarrier@yahoo.com

    Tony Portlnad, Oregon Area

    :)
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    7,540
    Likes Received:
    10,513
    I hope that you get your HS fixed up,'KILLER, I grew up shooting my dads, they're great little pistols!:)
     
  13. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,293
    Likes Received:
    753