Silver Star 5301 said:
I have two. Both online auction. I scored one for a decent price because the auction house didn’t include the model number. I suspect most buyers missed on the search for it. right now anything under 600 is a great buy. I love mine. The weight and quality is good. I got a load of .380 ammo at a gun show, so I can shoot away. You should keep this in your collection as a very unique item. There are some with U.S. markings.
I wouldn't do a lot of shooting with it. As it's a valuable collectors item, that hasn't made for over 70 years. The High Standard pistols, have a inherent weakness on the right side of the frame. At the machined cut-out for the slide stop, to the back of the magazine well. This is the thinnest part of the frame, because of the slide stop cut out.Many of the high round count, .22 target pistols have cracked in this area. I don't have specific knowledge, of the .380's cracking? They might be beefier than the .22's? John Stimpson, would be able to give you the straight skinny.