US Marked Hi-Standard


The owner gives a few facts on it’s history-

A High Standard .22 in a Model of 1918 holster. Issued by the navy in WW2 but only to crews of destroyer escorts/tenders. Not issued to other crews of other vessel types, don’t know why they were issued at all.

The very well respected Hi Standard .22 pistols are known to be accurate and high quality. The gun would go on to be even more well known for its use as a “hush puppy” by special forces troops. The pistols were suppressed and used to eliminate sentries, dispatch K9 trackers, kneecap NVA in Laos for capture and probably even shooting rats in bunkers.


  1. A number of years ago, Mrs. and I were walking the monthly flea market and one of the vendors had one of those for sale. I thought the price a bit high and kept walking, but it kept bugging me, so directly I marched myself back and of course everyone reading this already knows the sad end of the story so I won’t tell it.

    Suffice it to say, I should change my handle to “Wild, dumbass west” considering that event.


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