High Standard Supermatic Citation 106 Military NR
Hamden Connecticut Model 7.25" Blue - No Reserve
Used Condition
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Item 671058720
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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Hamden, Connecticut Production Model - Manufactured ~ 1967/68 - High Standard - Supermatic Citation "Military Automatic Target Pistol" - Competition Ready - .22 Long Rifle – 7.25" Barrel - 10 Round Detachable Factory Magazine - Military Grip - Checkered Walnut Sides With Thumbrest - Factory Original Hand Finished Bluing - Adjustable Target Sights - Adjustable Trigger - American Made Precision Target Pistol

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106 Series Models: Referred to as military models, this series was designed to provide same grip angles and feel of the Colt military model 1911. This design was introduced in 1965 and continued through most of 1968. The design utilized the tooling of the 104 series guns which resulted in the occasional appearance of a bullet shaped brass design in the rear grip strap. This design appears as both a full bullet shape or only the outline . There is no premium for this feature. The magazines in this series have a red plastic bottom. The right side of the frame is marked MILITARY.
This is a early Hamden, Connecticut Supermatic Citation production Model 106 "Military". There were a few production locations through the years...This is the one. Up for auction is a very nice High Standard Supermatic "Citation" Military Target pistol. This example is appointed with the most accurate 7.25" fluted barrel. The High Standard Supermatic Citation is one of the finest target pistols ever manufactured. The Citation gives superb accuracy-shot after shot! It comes with a 2.25 lb. trigger pull and beautiful finish. The fluted barrel give the firearm a perfectly weighted feel and provides some of the most precise range outcomes of any semi-automatic out of the box. The trigger is adjustable for both weight of pull and travel. The rear sight is fully click-adjustable for both windage and elevation. The serial number is 1808837 and she has been researched to be manufactured ~ 1968. All mechanical actions are exact and the bore is strong. The factory original blue finish is in very good condition and the walnut checkered stock features the positive traction inducing right handed thumb rest. This example shows minor wear from handling and storage throughout the past half century. We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. She comes as photographed. Enjoy The auction!

High Standard Supermatic History

Most collectors / shooters prefer arms designed before 1980 and mostly before 1950. Generally, it is because they were manufactured with old-fashioned materials and techniques, but also enjoyed modern notions about ergonomics, function and consistent accuracy. High Standard, founded in 1932, is a revered old name of gun making. Formerly produced in Hamden, Connecticut, High Standard was particularly well known for their line of .22 caliber semi-automatic pistols. These were widely used by the military in WWII and by civilians for everything from casual plinking to international level match/target competition. The test pistol is one of the latter variety. Manufactured between 1949 until 1957, the Supermatic was arguably the best target pistol of its time. Versions of this pistol could be used in ISU rapid-fire Olympic courses of fire (.22 Short caliber), as well as standard bullseye shooting. U.S. shooters won Olympic Rapid Fire gold medals in 1952 and 1960 using High Standard pistols, the only gold medals ever won in this event with an American made pistol. The supermatic features various barrel lengths with integrally machined muzzle brake, removable barrel weight options, finely adjustable rear sight and a two-stage trigger that breaks like the proverbial glass rod at 2.5 pounds with zero over-travel due to an integral screw stop system. In addition, High Standard was the only American manufacturer of .22 semi-auto pistols that designed a quick change barrel feature into the frame. A simple spring-loaded plunger located just above the front of the trigger guard is depressed with the slide locked back. The barrel slides forward off a dovetailed track and a shorter and thinner field grade tube could be fitted. Other options were also available. One of the more infamous uses of the High Standard .22 was by one of our lettered-agencies’ assassination efforts. This silenced pistol was known as the “Hush Puppy.” Another interesting example was President Dwight Eisenhower’s engraved and cased presentation “Space Gun.” The fit and finish of the Supermatic surely makes one yearn for the good old days. All parts are made from milled forgings except for the pressed-steel slide catch, thumb safety lever and the magazine tube. The finish is a high quality polished blue on the barrel and slide, with matte sand-blasted upper surfaces and rear of the slide to cut glare along the sighting plane. The receiver is also finished in matte blue and both front and rear straps have fine serrations for a solid grip. Most High Standard pistols manufactured after the early 1960's and all High Standard .22's made since 1994 use the 1911 grip angle.
High Standard's time in the sun as a competitive target pistol was relatively short. This may have been partly due to changing shooter tastes, but was probably mostly due to unfortunate decisions by the Company management. In 1968 the Company was purchased by Leisure Group, a sports conglomerate. (Almost always bad news for a gun manufacturer) There were many subsequent ownership changes, culminating with the 1993 acquisition of all Company assets and trademarks by the High Standard Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Texas, who moved all assets and manufacturing from Connecticut to Houston. In the 1995 National Matches at Camp Perry, High Standard was again the number one .22 pistol brand on the line. You can visit the modern High Standard Manufacturing Company website at www.highstandard.com.

High Standard Supermatic Citation Model 106 "Military Automatic Target Pistol" Build Specifications

  • Type: Semi-Automatic - Hamden Production
  • Function: Target Pistol
  • Place of Origin: United states
  • Make: High Standard
  • Model: Supermatic Citation Model 106 "Military Automatic Target Pistol"
  • Type: Single-Action, Blowback-Operated Semi-Automatic Target Pistol
  • Construction: Forged And Milled / Stamped High Carbon Steel, Hot Blue Finish
  • Barrel length: 7.25”
  • Height: 5” to top of rear sight
  • Width: 1.25” across the safety and slide catch
  • Weight (empty): 47oz
  • Caliber: .22LR Standard Velocity Target Pistol Ammunition
  • Magazine Capacity: Single-Column - Ten Rounds
  • Trigger: Two-stage, 2.5lbs Pull With Adjustable Over-Travel Stop Screw
  • Rear Sights: Click Adjustable For Elevation And Windage
  • Front Sights: Blade
  • Safeties: Thumb Activated, Non-Detent Type On Left Side; Magazine Disconnect
  • Stocks: Walnut Checkered Target - Thumb Rest
  • Finish: Blue
  • Condition: Used
  • Grip: Walnut - Cut Checkered - Thumbrest
  • Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Serial Number: 1808837
  • Manufactured: ~ 1968 - Hamden, Connecticut

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High Standard
Supermatic 106 Military Citation
.22 LR
Barrel Length
7 inch
Frame Finish
Slide Finish
Mfg Part Number