My new High Standard .22 pistol

I found a 1911 in the Clackamas river back when I was a kid, it was pretty bad, almost as bad as the PO's find! I think my Dad disposed of it ( Like gave it to the sheriff) I don't think it could have been saved!
 
Mine is actually not mine, it belongs to my mothers husband and he found it maybe 30 years ago outside Blackfoot Idaho while tromping around in the desert.

It was in a dry creek bed he was walking looking for quail and he literally stumbled on it.

It's a pretty neat piece, the mag is still in place and I suppose loaded only I don't know how you could really tell. It sits in a glass hutch in my moms living room
 
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Stating the obvious: That really won't buff out!

I reclaimed a 1911 that was less than half as bad. But it took a lot to un-seize the frame, slide--well most every part. I had good success with tub electrolysis, then sonic cleaning. Some judicious mallet work and it broke loose. That's maybe half the work.

Im thinking the OPs Hi Standard is too far gone to restore.
 
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Stating the obvious: That really won't buff out!

I reclaimed a 1911 that was less than half as bad. But it took a lot to un-seize the frame, slide--well most every part. I had good success with tub electrolysis, then sonic cleaning. Some judicious mallet work and it broke loose. That's maybe half the work.

Im thinking the OPs Hi Standard is too far gone to restore.
You don't know how good @IronMonster is!:cool:
That thing will look like new this afternoon :D
( or he'll find a pic of another gun and post it;))
 

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