J C Higgins Firearms
Sears Roebuck Firearms
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How do you find the date of manufacture on a JC Higgins Model 20 shotgun?

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The J. C. Higgins name was only put on guns through 1941-1962. It could have serial numbers located next to the trigger on the bottom plate, but a magority don't. In any case though you can take the model numbers (examples 583.10, 101.387) and cross reference to find who made it. Then when you have model numbers and production dates you will have a general idea. I actually found the date of manufacture on my model 50 270win. On the other hand I can only guess on my model 20 because it has no serial #'s. It was made by High standard and somewhere from 1945-1952. The model 20 will have no serial numbers. After 1957, High Standard made model 20's will have an assembly date code on the barrel in the form of two upper case letters. The Model 20 was made between 1948 and 1962. http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Shotguns.pdf

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