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My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:44:21 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum. This is my G&G I purchased a short while ago. Anyone know the history of the High Standard pieces? I couldn't find any Italian inspection markings, but I have not disassembled it yet. S/N 01704.

Today I cleaned it and colored in the name. I think it looks cool with the lettering in gold. I want to clean the brass, but leave it tarnished for the patina. Any suggestions on how to get the dirt off without polishing it?

I found out after I purchased this, that they were originally sold in a presentation case with belt buckle. I only got the pistol. If anyone knows of a case missing it's pistol, please let me know. I'd like to get an original case for it.

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »
Hi A34,   you will find lots of info on the High Standard G&G in this post   http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php?topic=30.0

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 08:30:42 PM »
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I found out after I purchased this, that they were originally sold in a presentation case with belt buckle. I only got the pistol. If anyone knows of a case missing it's pistol, please let me know. I'd like to get an original case for it.

They were sold both ways,  pistols alone and pistols with presentation cases & accessories
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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 06:15:24 AM »
Thanks Gents !

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 05:42:56 PM »
That is a very nice pistol, but I never liked the High Standard blond wood. I am sure it is a very nice and high quality pistol.

I like walnut. Pietta.


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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »
Thanks, I'll admit it does take some getting used to. I might restain it later.

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 09:15:41 PM »
not being a colt open top guy, other than my walker, whats the difference between the G&G and the 51colt? thy look like the same gun to me...

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 05:41:03 AM »
G&G has a round barrel and a brass frame.

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 09:52:05 AM »
ohhh i didnt even notice when i looked at them...lol...

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »
Not all are just brass and steel, mine is chrome(?) plated and steel.

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 12:04:09 PM »
Not all are just brass and steel, mine is chrome(?) plated and steel.

Yeah but it's not supposed to be.  (7+" How do you know it's not a Leech & Rigdon? :-H

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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 12:36:27 PM »
Elementary my dear Watson.....ye old magnet test (7&
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Re: My High Standard G&G purchase, info appreicated.
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 02:17:19 PM »
Here's the straight skinny on the High Standard revolvers.

http://www.histandard.info/models/revolvers/blackpowder.html
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