High Standard Military Supermatic Citation .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $760

WOA#: WY240302JH004

Make: High Standard

Model: Military Supermatic Citation

Serial Number: ML66071

Year of Manufacture: 1980

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “SUPERMATIC / CITATION”. The left side of the slide is marked “-HIGH- / STANDARD”. The left barrel flat is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE” and the High Standard trigger logo. The right barrel flat is marked “HIGH STANDARD MFG. CORP. / HAMDEN, CONN. U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked “MILITARY” and “2434848”. The slide is not serial-marked.

Barrel Length: The fluted bull barrel is 7 1/4”. The barrel has “stab” cuts on the sides for mounting the included compensator.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a patridge style blade integral to a base held in place with a set-screw. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a mount that is screwed to the rear of the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels with a thumb-shelf on the left panel for a right-handed shooter. The front and back strap are textured. The panels show minor handling wear with a few light marks. The right panel has a knot below the grip screw. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Plus condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1x 10rd magazine. Magazine has light operational wear with intact feed lips, in Very Good-FIne condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is some finish wear on the sides of the barrel and scuffing on the right of the slide. The top-front of the slide is worn to white to each side of the serrations. There are some light nicks and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with the magazine described above and a Thompson Center basketweave-textured leather holster.

Our Assessment: High Standard had a long history of manufacturing target pistols going back to before WWII, so they had lots of time to perfect the design. This is the Supermatic Citation and is of the Military variety with the grip angle of a 1911. It comes with a compensator installed on its 7 1/4″ fluted bull barrel. This pistol is in good shape, retaining about 90% original finish with a strong bore. The mechanics are smooth and the trigger is light and crisp. Please see our photos of this fantastic target pistol and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

High Standard Military Supermatic Citation .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol
High Standard Military Supermatic Citation .22 LR Semi-Auto Pistol