High Standard Model A 22LR

High Standard Model A 22LR

High Standard is a company with a rich history of some of the best production accuracy ever available. For this reason, the U.S. Military issued many of these 22LR pistols to pilots as a survival gun to use for hunting and defense in the case of a crash landing. One of the early models that earned that reputation was the Model A.
The Model A is a 22LR pistol similar in looks to a Luger with checkered walnut grips over an extended slant style grip and an adjustable sight. It was introduced in 1938 with approximately 7,300 made during the model’s manufacture.  It was available with either a 4.50″ or a 6.75″ light round barrel (pencil barrel).
The Model A I own was built in 1939 and still shoots very well today. Like other quality target pistols it is an absolute joy to shoot. The Model A was designed with a single button release for disassembly and cleaning needs. It is far easier to clean than any other target gun I’ve seen.
WARNING: FIREARMS FROM THIS ERA WERE NOT MADE TO SHOOT TODAY’S HIGH AMMUNITION PRESSURES. IN THIS CASE STANDARD VELOCITY 22LR IS REQUIRED. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD LEAD TO DAMAGE.

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  • Mike Ramsey says:

    I have a model “A” high standard 22LR pistol, and am looking for extra clips and a rear sight (original style). I would appreciate any help I can get in-order to find these items if possible? Also am curious when it was manufactured? The only number I can find is on the grip frame, 54307!

    • Gun_Carry says:

      Mike, I would say it was made between 1939 and 1940. Made in New Haven? As for parts, you are going to be in trouble there. The magazines are hard to find and harder to get right. I would suggest maybe searching by model name and really look at the angle of the magazine. There are many and the slightest difference will mean its not going to fit. Expect to pay at least $75.

      For the sight, you may want to try and find a parts gun. Buy a Model A that is rusted out or crack for a little of nothing. Or search out the part in the boxes at the local gun show. If you need a reference photos of a complete gun let me know and I will take them for you.

  • Roger Waring says:

    How do you adjust the sights on the model A ? My Wife is finally going to the range .

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