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J C Higgins aka Sesrs firearms and bullets

I had a few J C Higgins Guns. They were of a good quality. I still have the 22 bolt with Clip. Accurate for sure. I traced it and Marlin made it for Sears.
Just think of how Sears helped the hunting industry. They had guns and bullets with their name on it made by well known gun mfg and ammo companies. My first wildlife call a Crow Call was a J C Higgins probably made by Mallardtone. I enjoyed going to sears and buying a $ .55 cent box of 22 longs. No questions asked.
Anyone else own a few J C Higgins Guns at one time or another?
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My best buddy still hunts with his beat to heck Higgins 12 gauge. He has decent luck with it. She’s worn out pretty good but still functions safely.
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I at one time had a JC Higgins bolt action 12 gauge. It came down through the family and wasn't fit for a fence post. I still have a Westfield .222 Rem. , which is I believe a store branded Savage Model 340 sold through either Sears or Montgomery Ward. It is a good shooter, but the trigger leaves a lot to be desired.
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I had a 12 gauge single shot J.C. Higgins moons ago, late 70's when Sears at 1 time did sell firearms. Man was it a jaw breaker shooting that. I tore it apart and scraped it, cut the barrel into pieces. I have the H&R 098 since i was 12 in 1976 in the 16 much easier on the jaw & shoulder.
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I have my dad's JC Higgins 16 ga SXS. It was one of those built during the war when they used a wood grain synthetic material for stocks because the wood was going to the war effort. He had it re blued in the 60's and it looks relatively new considering the number of days spent in the field and the number of rabbits and pheasants killed with that gun. If all the rabbits layed low by that gun were laid end to end they would probably stretch a mile or more, and the pheasants a close 2nd..

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I always thought Savage Arms made all the J.C. Higgins guns for Sears, but a quick search revealed they were also made by High Standard, Marlin, Husqvarna, and even Sako made a .22 Hornet bolt gun for them. The Sako would be a nice little gun to have, I've never seen one.

J.C. Higgins was a long time employee of Sears, an accountant that eventually became a vice president of the company. It is unknown if he had much interest in guns or hunting.

I learned some interesting facts today, I guess the day wasn't a total loss.
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Winchester made some under the JC Higgins name.
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Winchester made some under the JC Higgins name.
I didn't see that in any of the stuff I looked at, but I will take your word for it. I didn't spend too much time on it. I do remember Sears sold a Ted Williams .30-30 that was a rebranded model 94 after they quit making the J.C. Higgins line. I think they also had a Ted Williams .30-06 that was a rebranded model 70.
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very interesting post ,thanks for the infomation
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I have a JC Higgins 16 gauge, bolt action. I don't think it's been fired. Got it from my uncle when he passed.
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