Re: J.C. Higgins Model 583.20
Relative to post #8:
It is true that "Silence makes few mistakes" However "few" is not the same as "no".
In today's litigious society, here in the USA, what you do not say can cause you problems under some circumstances. Even a frivolous litigation can cost one many thousands of dollars in legal costs. Thus, several members wisely covered their donkeys by advising that subject gun is part of a series of guns that is known to have safety problems.
Also, I will add that restoring such a gun to firing condition can cause big liability problems for the person doing the work. This is especially true if you knowingly do so.
The CA jury verdict was $50,900,000.00 (almost 51 million dollars) in Maxfield vs Bryco lawsuit in 2003. The gun shop that simply sold a pistol that the jury concluded was of "defective design" was assessed $5,000,000.00 of these damages.