The early Model A, however, was provided with an adjustable rear sight and some dimensions were changed slightly. In 1940, Model B was redesigned, a slide take-down lever being incorporated on the right side of the frame in place of the old style lever located on the left, just back of the safety. As is the case with most subsequent models, these were obtainable in two barrel lengths, 41/2 or 63/4 inches. In 1959 there was a radical change made in the Supermatics. The Supermatic Trophy and the Supermatic Citation are basically alike, but the former is a de luxe model and far more expensive. These new Supermatics are characterized particularly by having a new type of barrel. It had fixed sights and the customary 10-round magazine. In this series the disassembly latch in front of the trigger guard was replaced by a push button (or rod) which accomplished the same purpose, i.e., releasing the barrel and slide.During World War II, the company supplied .22 caliber pistols for basic pistol training and familiarization to the armed forces.
Although this firm was in operation for only about two years it appears that they made a few thousand pistols, judging from observed serial numbers. B was also produced in an external hammer version, without the thumb safety, and this was designated Mod. Supermatic model-This model and the Olympic (third type) are alike except that this is chambered for the .22 L. It also had the same type of target sights, with click adjustments for windage and elevation.
On the pistol's butt there is a European style heel magazine release.
The pistol does not employ a slide hold open feature to inform the operator that the last round has been fired.
During WWII High Standard operated plants in New Haven and Hamden.
A final move was made to East Hartford, CT in 1977 where they remained until the doors were closed in late 1984.