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Old 12-22-2014, 02:49 PM   #11
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Dear Austin
I've got a problem with my Hi-Standard HD-Military. I got it from a friend and it shoots great. But just after shooting I found out that the takedown lever doesn’t move downwards at all. I can release the recoil spring by pushing the button on the slide but the takedown lever doesn’t move. It feels like stuck against something hard.
Do you have an idea how to fix it please?
Thanks a lot.

Chris
 
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:53 PM   #12
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Austin Behlert died several years ago.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 05:24 PM   #13
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HS Sport King M hammer problem.

Hammer only falls half way. Are these known to have that problem? I haven't taken of the grip panels yet. Thanks. Chris.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 08:02 PM   #14
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High Standard feed problem

Austin,
I've been reading your post on High Standard feed problems. I'm working on a Supermatic Citation. It's problem is that the bullet jambs at the top of the chamber. I'm using a new mag as the owner has bent the original to where its unusable. I've cleaned and lubed the slide which helped some and polished the edge of the chamber to give a slight radius. Still jamming. Any ideas would be great.
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Randy
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #15
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See #12 above. I managed to fix a H-S mag a few years back. While there are online instructions on the H-S website, I was on a friend's farm with him and the gun kept jamming. He had just gotten back into H-S after trading them years before.

Anyway I found I had to carefully watch as I slowly fed a cartridge from mag to chamber. Gun was pointed downrange and no one forward of line. The first trick is to catch on to exactly how the mag lips must present the round. IIRC, the nose must be pointed straight into the chamber or very nearly so.

Second trick is: I did NOT grip the lips with pliers but used needle-nose jaws to either spread lips from the inside (back or front) or something to form inward against by pressing against the wooden table top. If I didn't actually use needle-nose plier jaws, I used something adequately rounded as a mandrel. In any case, very slight bends studying each time how a given bend made a change.

Hope this helps. Please report back.
 
Old 09-01-2015, 02:23 PM   #16
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retDAC,
Thanks for the info. I got the dimensions needed from the High Standard web site. I made a tool to carefully bend the rear feed lips and got his mags to feed reliably.
Thanks again.
Randy,
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:31 AM   #17
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You're welcome Randy. Glad to hear you got it fixed.
 
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