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
your Winchester model 12 shotgun was made by Winchester in 1959.
your shotgun was made in 1906
The Marlin model 24 shotgun was produced by Marlin from 1908-1915.
Impossible to answer without knowing which model.
your Winchester model 12 shotgun was made in 1940.
what is the manufacture date of a model 59 winchester 12 gauge shotgun with serial number 262XX
Your winchester model 12 shotgun was made by winchester in 1953.
Contact Mossberg customer service. If the shotgun does not have a serial number (not required until 1968) they will not be able to date it.
No way of knowing without you providing the model number/name of the shotgun and the serial number that goes with it.
With the serial number that you provided,your Winchester model 1912 pump action shotgun was made in the year 1941.
your model 12 Winchester shotgun was made in late 1959.
your model 12 shotgun was made in 1961.
You do not say which model shotgun you own?So I will say that if you have a winchester model 12 pump action shotgun then it was made in 1953.This is the only winchester model shotgun with a serial number that high.
The information your looking for can be found on the High Standard Collectors Association web page under links or GOOGLE "john stimsons high standard data",hope this helps
Your serial number indicates that your Winchester model 1897 pump action shotgun was made in the year 1942.
your Winchester model 12 shotgun was produced in 1915.