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 Post subject: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:45 pm 
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Hi All,

Does anyone here own or may have owned a Higgins Mod 60 Semi Auto shotgun?

Would like to know if they are good reliable guns and worthy of picking one up.Saw one for a great price but wasn't real sure about overall reliabity and such.

I have a Mod 20 pump that's great to shoot and very reliable but it is a pump and I know semi's can be a royal pain sometimes.The whole apples & oranges scenario.

Any info would be greatly appreciated as I may try to get it tomorrow if it's still available.

You can email me directly at: sacaircom@yahoo.com

Thanks & Happy Holidays
Doug




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 Post subject: re: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:39 pm 
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Hi Doug--

It would be interesting to know who made the Higgins; it's bound to be one or another jobber who built them for the mail-order business. I think (don't hold me to it) that Hi-Standard made the model 20 pumps. You could ask in the Gun ID forum. If you do that, check the archives first--Marland S. & co. may have already written about it.

A great deal of its value as a shooter depends on its condition. There are some pretty low-cost but reliable semi autos around--you might try finding a used Remington 1100 in good shape. Better service, parts, and accessories (spare barrels, chokes and the like).

That said, if you like the gun and it's in ok condition, to each his own. It's possible to love a poly-choke! :)

I'd be interested to hear how it works out.

Merry Christmas,

Jeff

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 Post subject: re: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:51 pm 
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Ok, I was curious and went and checked the ID forum. It was made by High-Standard. Here's Marland's thread on it:

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtop ... h+standard

Hope that helps.

Jeff

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 Post subject: re: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:11 pm 
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks a lot for the info.Checked out the thread you mentioned too.Good stuff.

I'll be able to get the gun for about $105 or so after it's all said & done.

Need to refinish it with a good park job but that won't be too bad either.

Should turn out to be a great shooter when resto is done on it.

Merry Christmas Bud
Doug


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 Post subject: re: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:20 pm 
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Trail, I've got a Model 60 and two 66's (a few mechanical changes from the 60) and they are indeed good-shooting guns. The only drawback is they are heavy! Soft shooting though. Here's a link to some good info on the guns made for Sears by High Standard. http://www.histandard.info/models/private/index.html
Good shooting and good luck.


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 Post subject: re: JC Higgins/Sears Model 60 ?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:13 pm 
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HuntnShoot,

Thanks a lot for the info.Looking forward to getting that shotgun so I can use your numbers to see when my gun was made.

Very useful stuff.Thanks Again & Happy Holidays.

Doug




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