Third, many of the Higgins semi-autos actually had jeweled bolts, although not breathtaking in their execution you would be hard pressed to name a rifle from that period that came with a factory jeweled bolt.
I have 3 Higgins Auto loaders - one model 30 and 2 model 31's. I grew up on one of these that my mother gave my dad new when I was twelve.J.C Higgins Model 30 rapid fire!
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The models 583. I have a jc higgins 20 -12 ga sears and roebuck shotgun serial 583.
I have the same gun,it was my fathers. If you would like to sell it I would be interested. I can't imaging that HS had more accurate tooling than say Rem or Winny.
Was barrel length the reason? A list of High Stadnard manufactured guns and manuals are posted at www. Lay-Away With a CC.
So I would be ok going with the 1080 or 1096 Sears owner manual to break this completely down and reassemble it? I have a JC Higgins Model 583-16.
Do you have an est. What is it worth and what year was it issued?
Finish Originality: The quality control you describe sounds accurate, it would explain my succesful test firing. The value of a JC Higgins 22 caliber rifle model 25 depends on its condition.