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What is the value of a J C Higgins shotgun model 20-12 gauge sold by Sears Roebuck and Co stamped Proof Tested 12 GA and 2 34 Chamber in very good condition?

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2009-11-16 23:55:25
2009-11-16 23:55:25
J C Higgins Shotgun
  • The JC Higgins model 20 was manufactured by High Standard firearms company. In Arizona this shotgun,in in good to very good shape, will sell for $150.
  • I bought one from an ol'timer in PA for 50 dollars in fair but operational condition. Same Exact model and stampings.
  • About 125 to 200.00 dollars depending on condition and series
  • I have one, my father's Dad bought it new in the fifties in Kansas and he commenced to trash it by leaving it in the bed of a truck. Around 1980, my grandfather and I (in Kansas), re-blued it and refinished the wood. Bottom line, as a firearm, it's value is in it's usefulness. I use mine to shoot trap on days after my 12 ga. left me hurting, or when I want to try harder with less balls. My recommendation is to expect no cash value, either use it for historical value or bolt on a recoil supressor pad to make it sighteable, then shoot that dang thing. Wish I could tell you it was worth more, but Sears and Roebuck was a staple in this country back then, and this arm is kinda like a roll of toilet paper. No one will buy it from you, and you may not like it, but when you need it, it works one hell of a lot better than a corn cob or a page out of the wish book (Sears & Roebuck catalog, as toilet paper, a staple of many an outhouse in it's day). Shoot it, it's better than going to work (and cheap).
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