J.C. Higgins Model 88


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zstephens13
April 14, 2011, 09:51 PM
I am helping my father-in-law with an old revolver that belong to his dad and we're having some problems.

There is a plunger that you pull towards the barrel to get the cylinder to roll to the left to load/unload the gun. The plunger you pull will push towards the rear of the gun to help eject the casings.

Here's the problem: when first attempting to push the plunger to the rear, initially it is extremely hard, but after about 2mm of struggle it moves free and easy past those 2mm.

I have cleaned and brushed and oiled the whole cylinder but can't get it to move freely like it used to.

Any suggestions on maybe disassembly?
I don't know how to do that either.

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Kendal Black
April 14, 2011, 11:11 PM
It's a Hi-Standard Sentinel re-branded to be sold by Sears & Roebuck. (By the way, what did they do with poor Mr. Roebuck?)

These were, and are, decent little revolvers. I'm sorry the Hi-Standard company went belly up. Their target automatics were rather good.

This diagram is probably pretty close to the innards of your gun. Notice that you can often find a schematic on the web sites of gun parts dealers.

http://www.marstar.ca/hssentinels.htm

Gun Master
December 27, 2013, 02:46 PM
I have a J.C. Higgins mod. 88 and a High Standard Sentinel Deluxe, which are basically the same model . My 88 (recently bought) does not retract the cylinder star, after extracting the spent shells, like my Sentinel Deluxe does. Is this a flaw or normal for this model ?:)

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