High Standard K-120 Riot

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  1. JeremyK

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    Anyone have any experience with one? Seems that back only a few years ago, they were a dime a dozen. Now, not so much... :( apparently, a pretty slick handling pump, well made and reliable. And Steve McQueen used one in The Getaway... not that that has anything to do with my wanting one... anyways, if you've ever shot one, I'd love to hear about it!

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    Reminds me of a Mossberg Maverick-88
     
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    No but if he'd a had one back in WWII he wouldn't a had to jump that bobwire fence with his sickle. blam blam!
     
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    They are very slick in the action....a very fast and smooth shotgun.
    I would have one now...but you don't seem 'em very often for sale 'round where I live.

    The overall quality of the shotgun is excellent ...not budget like at all.
    They balance and handle nicely.

    If you see one and have the cash...get it.
    Andy
     
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  5. JeremyK

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    I believe the two models have a few interchangeable parts.
     
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  7. JeremyK

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    Somehow I think that if the Manson’s had made a move on McQueen, they wouldn’t have liked the outcome. Dude was Bull-goose crazy, and a Marine. Bad combination (or good, depending how you look at it ;))
     
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    I have seen them at Keith's semi recently for about 200. Didn't have the coin to spare at that point but the OP is a good reminder to check again.
    I can't recommend a good, broken in 870 police magnum enough, however. Smooth action, holds 3 inch magnum shells, and are more plentiful in case parts are ever an issue.
     
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  9. JeremyK

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    How recent is recently?

    Also, I’ve got an 870, Old and beat up, without a hint of intact finish anywhere on it, and she runs like a greased top :)
     
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    It's been a month or so.
     
  11. JeremyK

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    Well, I guess I know where I’m going tomorrow morning. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  12. Ura-Ki

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    Those were built as a potential replacement for a number of other shotguns during the Vietnam days, the Savage (5 series?) and the Winchester M-12 were in short supply! I'm not quite sure, but I think the High Standard and Ithica were both accepted for limited production, but i'm not 100% sure!
     
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    Looks a lot like a Winchester 1200.
     
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    No direct experience, though I have seen them before. Here is a vintage manual/ad copy, hosted by our friends at Forgotten Weapons, for your reading enjoyment — Practical Shotgun Course: Supplement.
     
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