JC Higgens Bolt Action 16 gauge Shotgun

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Model10-A, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Model10-A

    Model10-A New Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Does anyone know where I can find some information of a JC Higgens Bolt Action 16 gauge shotgun? I believe the serial # is 583.14.
  2. lowcountry_gunsmith

    lowcountry_gunsmith New Member

    May 2, 2006
    Meldrim GA (aka State of Confusion)
    its an old shotgun made in the late 50's, worth about 50.00

  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Deep South Mississippi
    It is worth about $100 in exc. shape, and $75 in good shape, $50 if it's in decent shape
  4. mtnboomer

    mtnboomer New Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Oklahoma by birth. America by the grace of God.
    According to my cross-reference guide your JC Higgins is a Hi Standard Model 10 [if your serial number is correct].
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2006
  5. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Owyhee County, Idaho
    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 1950s.
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2006
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