Sears used the JC Higgins name on firearms from the 1940s until 1961.
1958 to 1961
You will need to give us more information. Sears used the Ranger name of their JC Higgins shotguns and rifles. We may be able to get you a range of years, but not a specific year- there are simply no records.
A JC Higgins .22 caliber rifle, model 103.229 is about 55 years old as of 2014.
It is the caliber of the cartridge used by Great Britain for many years in their military rifles. It is a rimmed cartridge.
If the replacement has to be an identical JC Higgins, start looking in pawn shops, estate auctions, used gun dealers, flea markets, and gun shows. Sears stopped using this brand name over 30 years ago, so you can't get a new one.
Sears sold firearms for over 100 years. Most were made by other companies (Remington, Savage, Marlin, Mossberg, etc.) for Sears but marked with the Sears trade names of J C Higgins or Ted Williams.
There really was a John Higgins, but the 'C' was added by a Sears marketing executive. He had nothing to do with sporting goods, but was head of the Sears Roebuck accounting department for many years. His name was used on sporting goods sold by Sears from 1908 to 1961, but he was not paid a royalty for its use. Probably because with the middle initial added, it wasn't his legal name.
No way to answer. Which shotgun? We need a model number- Sears sold shotguns for over 80 years, and there were a LOT of different guns, different values.
The j.c. higgins model 103.228 was made in the early 1950s. Most likely in 1950 as the 103.229 model was made in 1951.
Your Sears model 53 rifle is indeed a Winchester model 70 rifle.These were fine made rifles that would be very good to hunt with!I am not sure what years winchester made these rifles for Sears though.
You can't. There is a safety recall on that model- unsafe to shoot. Sears has been buying back the bolts for years to take them out of circulation.
Winchester has made many rifles over the past 100+ years. You must provide the caliber and action type it you want assistance.
This is a strange shotgun to price. Sears issued a recall on it several years ago and offered $160 if you sent them the bolt.
Logan Higgins is 5 years old.
The J C Higgins model 29 was made by High standard wich was owned by Sears the design was based on a Remington pattent owned by Sears .High Standard made rifles and shotguns for sears only in those days and had little or nothing to do with designs of these guns they simply made guns for Sears. The model 29 evolved from the models 28 and 30 both of which were High Stadanrd designs and the paternt was by High Stadanrd withan assignment of half to Sears. Seasrs paid High Standard to design sever models of rifles, shotguns and revolvers for Sears. Unl;ioek many of the proivate labeled guns sold by Sears which were lgenerally less expensiver versions of extant designs, the High Standard manufactured guns were onky sold by Sears for many years. Teh he patent holder got the model 28/30 was Fred Humeston who also had the patent for the M-1 Carbine from when he was a designer at Winchester. http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Rifles.pdf
I believe you are talking about a Crosman model 140 or 1400 first made in 1954 and then again in 1955-57, 1956-62, 1961-68. These were all Variations of the same model. For Years Crosman and Daisy made airguns under the J.C. Higgins name for Sears. All Crosman models for sears began with (126) and Daisy models began with (799) See the following web pages to verify this air Rifle. See the links below.
J C Higgins 583 3 20 gauge bolt action shotgun was Made by Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. For High Standard Manufacturing who in turn supplied them to Sears and Roebuck &Co. JC. Higgins was a Sears trade Name your shotgun is the first Series of JC Higgins shotguns made 1945/46. It was based on the pre war H&R model 120 /121 these are excelent old guns some parts are available from from Numrich arms Gun Parts Corp. In West Hurley NY.I have tons of parts Been a gunsmith for many years and Believe it or not I collect JC Higgins Bolt shotgun s repair them for customers often
Savage produced many .22 caliber rifles over the years. Specific information bout the rifle in question would help provide an answer.
My understanding is that the first true gas operated automatic shotgun was sold by Sears & Roebuck in 1955 as the J.C. Higgins Model 60 and was manufactured by High Standard.
Sears did not. They had guns made by other companies for them, having them mark the guns with the Sears Brand. Known as "hardware" guns, the practice was used for the Sears JC Higgins brand, Montgomery Ward's Westernfield brand, Western Auto's Revelation brand, etc. Very common practice at one time. Guns were made by Savage, Marlin, Mossberg, Winchester, High Standard, Remington, etc.
I was 5 years old in 1957 when my Dad helped me hold and aim his J C Higgins model 36 22cal rifle (which I own today). When I was about 12 years old I asked him when he got his rifle. He said his dad bought it for him when he graduated from high school in 1945. http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Rifles.pdf
Richard Sears is 145 years old.
1947 1962 under jc Higgins brand 1963 to 1968 under the sears,and under the makers name High Standard model K100 flite king from 1957 to 1968 very good shotguns