Dads JC Higgins

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  1. Bama1022

    Bama1022 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I found a couple pictures showing the sad shape 12 GA. was in . It sat at home in a closet for 20 years and in a shed 15 years . I dowsed it down with WD-40 and steel wool it clean, some the cold blue as rubbed off but still looks better than it did.
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    Is that a model 20 ?
     
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    yes Sir it is 1960's from Sears . I looked at a another trigger group and bolt but too expensive , cheaper just to buy another Shotgun
     
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    I have one that belonged to my wife's Grandfather.
     
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    I think your Dad would be proud.
     
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    As ruff as it looks a good cleaning and lube job I'm sure it will be good as new. I've done some work on several, (my dad's and one I bought at auction) and they both worked beautifully. I do have a question does yours have a on/off switch on left side of chamber? I've owned one with and currently own two with all are model 20's . Just don't know difference. Anyone help?
     
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    That looks just like the one my father left me. It remains the sweetest shooting quail hunter I've ever used. Mine was stolen about 20 years ago from my moms house; along with a few more super nice rifles and a revolver. While those shotguns aren't worth much to a collector I sure would find one worth restoring if I still had one.
     
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    Don't think so on the left side of chamber there is a switch/lever that will not allow you to chamber another round.
     
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    I had no idea what a on/off switch was. Some Model 20's have Magazine Cutoff Switch for single action and Pow R Choke Muzzle Break. 121114_02_j_c_higgins_model_20_12ga_pump_640.jpg
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    I've got a model 20 just like it. It was my first shotgun.
     
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