Re: JC Higgens Bolt Action 16 gauge Shotgun
Yep,Hi Standard and sold by Sears during the late forties to the early sixty's.
The mod 20 pump gun was the High Standard mod 200. An excellent pump gun, I have four of'em, one of which was a police riot gun, 18 1/2 inch barrel.
The 12 gage bolts would not lock up properly and the bolt would run out backwards injuring the shooter on occasion.
There is still an active byback program for just the bolts from Sears. I do not know if it extends to the 16 gage or not.
Here's the info I found.
Sears Issues Voluntary Recall on J.C. Higgins Shotgun
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, Roebuck and Co.
(NYSE: S) today announced a voluntary recall of J.C. Higgins Bolt Action
12-Gauge shotguns, a product manufactured for and sold by the company during
The shotguns are being voluntary recalled due to a potential problem with
the bolt latch assembly, which could cause the assembly to fail allowing it to
dislodge and strike the operator in the face. Sears is offering a $160
finders' fee for the return of the bolt, making the shotgun inoperable.
The shotguns were sold in Sears stores and through its catalog as the
"J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun" during the 1950s. It was
carried under a number of product numbers: 583.13, 583.14, 583.15, 583.16,
583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21 and 583.22. The product model number
is engraved on the barrel of the shotgun.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the shotgun.
for identification verification and instructions on return
Sears, Roebuck and Co. discontinued the sale of all firearms and
ammunition in the early 1980s. Through its network of more than 830 full-line
stores and 2,500 off-the-mall stores, Sears is a leading retailer of apparel,
home and automotive products and services, serving more than 50 million
SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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Last edited by berto64; 06-26-2006 at 07:21 PM..