Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/W101 Hi standard revolver


I have a Hi Standard Double Nine Revolver, W 101, Ser.#964569, when was it made?    Thanks  Charlie

Hello Charles Carter.
  High Standard began manufacturing their revolver line in 1955 with the Sentinel. Then in 1958, they added the western style Double Nine Series. It began with a W-100. In 1959 they released the W-101, with a slightly different cylinder release. In 1960, came the W-102. Your revolver, with a 6-digit serial number, was manufactured between mid 1959 to early 1960. They are very nice revolvers. Since their frame is aluminum, they are very light. I would suggest that you not shoot CCI Stingers in it.
  I hope this helps answer your question, and thanks for asking me. Please take time to rate my answer.

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.


I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

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New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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