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Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by saltydog452 on 10/28/2018, 8:01 am

I know this information is a available somewhere but I have yet been able to find it.

Looking for serial number range for pistols manufactured at the various Hi Standard mfg addresses.

Thanks.

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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by PhotoEscape on 10/28/2018, 8:19 am

Source - http://www.histandard.info/
Your best possible source for information is Mr. John Stimson, - he's very nice and always ready to share the knowledge of Hi Standard's data.
AP


Serial numbers

Regular Serial numbers - Highest serial number shipped for the year. Regular numbers began with 5,000 which shipped October 15, 1932.

Note the serial number research is a work in process and these numbers are the best estimates as of the revision data of this page. Although it appears that the guns were generally assembled in numerical sequence, the shipments were not and some guns remained in inventory for weeks, months, or even years between assembly and shipment. The only valid way to determine the shipping date is by researching the individual serial number in the factory records.


YEAR

Serial number

YEAR

Serial number

YEAR

Serial number

YEAR

Serial number

YEAR

Serial number

.

.

1940

70,715

1950

335,693

1960

1,147,641

1970

2,232,503

.

.

1941

91,986

1951

357,295

1961

1,224,652

1971

2,282,293

1932

5,102

1942

104,520

1952

406,852

1962

1,285,049

1972

2,356,207

1933

6,567

1943

115,423

1953

442,984

1963

1,351,908

1973

2,424,175

1934

8,313

1944

135,659

1954

475,186

1964

1,418,870

.

.

1935

11,651

1945

145,817

1955

508,613

1965

1,507,541

.

.

1936

18,751

1946

174,194

1956

652,405

1966

1,610,707

.

.

1937

30,026

1947

233,402

1957

777,559

1967

1,853,513

.

.

1938

39,430

1948

301,349

1958

913,111

1968

2,030,404

.

.

1939

50,619

1949

326,123

1959

1,044,802

1969

2,172,356

.

.

 


YEAR

Serial number

G prefix (5 digit)

G prefix (6 digit)

ML prefix (5 digit)

MLG prefix (5 digit)

SH prefix (5 digit)

1974

2,469,497
(1) 3,000,000

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.

.

.

.

1975

(2) 2,500,810

(4) G 1,001
G 04,566

.

(9) ML 01,001
ML 06,747

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.

1976

(3) 2,500,811

G 13,757

.

(10) ML 23,065

.

.

1977

.

(5) G 18,298

(Cool G 160,000
G 162,590

(11) EH 0001
(12) ML 25,000
(13) ML 29,707

.

.

1978

.

(6) G 19,299 to
G 19,319
&
(7) G 20,000
G 20,223

.

(14) ML 29,708
ML 29,721
&
(15) ML 30,000
ML 41,270

.

.

1979

.

.

.

ML 63,483

.

.

1980

.

.

.

ML 81,629

(18) MLG 20,224
MLG 20,408

.

1981

.

.

.

(16) ML 86,641
(17) ML 90,000

.

(19) SH 10,001
SH 18,446

1982

.

.

.

.

.

SH 25,964

1983

.

.

.

.

.

SH 31,558

1984

.

.

.

.

.

(20) SH 34,034


Notes:
1. 3,000,000 This 9211 Victor shipped 1 March, 1974
2. Last gun in regular series shipping in 1975 This 9247 Supermatic Trophy shipped 28 August, 1975.
3. Last serial number in regular series excluding the special Victor S/N 3,000,000 This 9329 Double Nine shipped 26 October, 1976.
4. First G prefix guns to assembly 8 July, 1975, packed 14, July, shipments began 21, July, 1975
5. Last? Leisure Group G prefix 12 Aug, 1977.
6. G 19,299 - G 19,319 are all 9201 Sport Kings 20 guns all shipped March 1978.
7. First High Standard Inc. G20,000 - G 20,105 (103 guns) are all 9244 Supermatic Citations. G 20,106 - G 20,233 (116 guns) all are 9201 Sport Kings
8. G six digit are all 9200 or 9201 Sport Kings Note right most digit is always a zero so the serial number increments by 10's not 1's 254 guns. One exception to      numbering is G 162,011. All shipped October 1978
9. First ML prefix serial number. to production 7/22/75, packed 7/26/75, shipped 7/25/75. Note records show MIL prefix from MIL 01,001 to MIL 01,099 and    ML from ML 01,100 on. This needs to be verified by observation of actual guns.
10. Last Hamden ML prefix 14 December, 1976
11. EH 00,001 9217 First East Hartford gun 16 June, 1977
12. First East Hartford ML prefix pistol. First shipments of ML prefix guns 17 June, 1977.
13. Last Leisure Group ML prefix 21 December 1977.
14. First pistols with ML prefix made for High Standard, Inc. Mixed production dates between 2 February, 1978 and 9 November, 1978 with one pistol   manufactured 16 February, 1980.
15. First pistols with ML prefix made for High Standard, Inc 21 March, 1978
16. Last regular ML prefix gun 15 September, 1981.
17. Gun is a single serial number separated from rest of ML records. Shipped 5/22/1981
18. MLG prefix are all 9259 Sport Kings 123 guns. All shipped May 1980.
19. First SH serial number shipped 5/22/1981
20. Last SH gun 25 June, 1984, last observed shipment 28 July, 1984. Last SH serial number SH 34,075, Frames only SH 34,000-SH 34,075. Note overlap with   serial numbers of shipped guns. Frames to G. W. Elliott 13 November 1984
21. The early Model C pistols were in a separate serial number series beginning at 500 and ending at 3,116. Earliest shipment began December 1, 1936 with serial numbers 516, 523, and 525 latest shipment was 3,116 shipping on 10/3/1939.
22. The early Model A and D pistols were in a separate serial number series beginning at 500 and ending at 555. Numerous OPEN records. Earliest recorded shipment was April 6, 1938 and latest shipment was on 10/8/1939
23. The Model G .380 was also in a separate serial number series. The records run from 100 through 7,881 ut at least one survvoe is known with a serial number below 100. Shipments are not well ordered with respect to the serial number. Shipment dates range from September 13, 1947 through Late 1951 with a few outliers later. A few G .380's have serial numbers in the regular serial number series between 328,161 and 329,430 all with a ship date of 7/26/1950.


Leisure Group sold High Standard Mfg. Corp to High Standard Inc. __,__ 1978

Compiled by _ John Stimson, Jr.
Released ___ 30 March, 2002,   Revised ___1 April, 2002,   Revised ___25 Dec, 2003
Revised ___29 March, 2005, Revised ___9 October, 2005, Revised ___28 February, 2007
Revised ___1 May, 2012
©️ John J. Stimson, Jr. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by bruce martindale on 10/28/2018, 9:50 am

Sticky!,,?

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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by PhotoEscape on 10/28/2018, 10:05 am

Bruce, I think, you are pointing at something, maybe a better way of posting information.  Unfortunately brevity at such level escapes my understanding.  I tried and ran search on "sticky", and checked all icons - still have no clue.  I'm always ready and happy to learn!!  If you don't mind, please explain.  Thank you, AP
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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by Chris Miceli on 10/28/2018, 10:18 am

This will help find the HS information, click the link.
http://bfy.tw/KaBx
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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by LenV on 10/28/2018, 10:27 am

PhotoEscape wrote:Bruce, I think, you are pointing at something, maybe a better way of posting information.  Unfortunately brevity at such level escapes my understanding.  I tried and ran search on "sticky", and checked all icons - still have no clue.  I'm always ready and happy to learn!!  If you don't mind, please explain.  Thank you, AP
Sticky just means it should be posted up above in the "sticky" area so it should always have easy access.
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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by PhotoEscape on 10/28/2018, 11:08 am

Got it.  Thank you, Len.  I'll try to learn how to do it.  Is there a way to move tread to Sticky area?  I see it has posts with "S" designation, but I'm yet to find how to add that. 

Chris, thank you for the link, - I enjoyed watching this little animation.  This forum is a wealth of the information accumulated by the best in the sport of BE, but most importantly folks are readily share their knowledge.  Gathering and processing information is my full time job.  So I know how much time it takes.  The fact that I can ask question and get detailed to the point answer rather expeditiously versus spending substantial amount of time researching on internet is enormous benefit.  With the work I do, I developed methods of finding and storing information, and I use  that for the information I have interest in on personal level too.  So, I'm happy to contribute with what I have, and save folks time.  I appreciate many factual posts of yours too!

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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by lyman1903 on 10/28/2018, 12:01 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:This will help find the HS information, click the link.
http://bfy.tw/KaBx


that was a fantastic link, really helpful

[\sarcasm]


anyway, 

Mr Stimson's  website is the best,  log in and post the question, 

the info already posted is a good reference, (from his website) 

he can tell you which plant and when shipped

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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by Chris Miceli on 10/28/2018, 12:14 pm

lyman1903 wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:This will help find the HS information, click the link.
http://bfy.tw/KaBx


that was a fantastic link, really helpful

[\sarcasm]


anyway, 

Mr Stimson's  website is the best,  log in and post the question, 

the info already posted is a good reference, (from his website) 

he can tell you which plant and when shipped
you mean the first page of google searches don't give you everything you need? I've never visited the dark side of the internet... which is anything past the first 5 results.
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Re: Hi Standard serial numbers by Hi Standard location

Post by james r chapman on 10/28/2018, 3:41 pm

PhotoEscape wrote:Got it.  Thank you, Len.  I'll try to learn how to do it.  Is there a way to move tread to Sticky area?  I see it has posts with "S" designation, but I'm yet to find how to add that. 

Chris, thank you for the link, - I enjoyed watching this little animation.  This forum is a wealth of the information accumulated by the best in the sport of BE, but most importantly folks are readily share their knowledge.  Gathering and processing information is my full time job.  So I know how much time it takes.  The fact that I can ask question and get detailed to the point answer rather expeditiously versus spending substantial amount of time researching on internet is enormous benefit.  With the work I do, I developed methods of finding and storing information, and I use  that for the information I have interest in on personal level too.  So, I'm happy to contribute with what I have, and save folks time.  I appreciate many factual posts of yours too!

AP

The omnipotent potentate does deem this sticky worthy....
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