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December 02, 2008, 08:20
I have been given a JC Higgins model 20-12 pump action in really good shape. It was sold by Sears and Roebuck and is pre '64. Does anyone here know how I can tell what company made this gun? It has many proof marks on it, but I am not sure what to look for. Research has shown that it may be savage, remington, winchester or high standard.
December 02, 2008, 11:18
whats the 583 code on it?
look on the left side of the barrel at the roll mark.
i collect JC Higgins rifles and shotguns, some of the best stuff made sold under the Sears label.
December 02, 2008, 13:17
I am at work and can not check to be certain, but I beleive it is 2005.
December 02, 2008, 13:59
2005 makes it a High Standard made after 11/06/1956
December 02, 2008, 16:41
Thanks, thatís what I wanted to know. It does seem to be really well made.
December 02, 2008, 16:53
Those are about the most under-rated shotties out there. The actions are smooter than hang,all the parts are milled.Extremely well made.
December 02, 2008, 17:17
you have to consider the quality of workmanship back when these things were made.
them compare that to the dime a dozen stuff produced today.
id take a High Standard over a new Mossberg or Remington any day.
High Standards undoing were their high standards.
they refused to lower their quality standards to offset cost and were priced out of business.
hard to compete when the competitors retail price was less than high Standards production costs.
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