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It's an oldie but a goodie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Aaryq, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    Howdy, folks. I own a J.C. Higgins single shot .22 cal rifle. It's old enough to be purchased through Sears and not have a serial number. I'm not sure if my father did any trigger work or not, but the trigger is a hair trigger. You could sneeze across the room and this rifle goes off, which really helps me because I don't have to worry about proper trigger squeeze. But the rest of the rifle is just non adjustable dovetail sights that you have to move left, right, up and down for range ind windage and a brass bead on the front. I BZO'd her on Friday at a self defense trainer target at 25 yards. After all was said and done, I could put a 5 shot group in the trachea/esophagus area. I was shooting a few other weapons on the same target so I can't give you a range report until I get back to the range, more than likely after payday.

    The rifle's older than me, capable of firing .22S .22L and .22LR, I paid nothing for it (my father gave it to me), at 25 yards I can put a tight group standing. I love that rifle. I can't wait until my daughter gets old enough to shoot her.
  2. Abndoc

    Abndoc Well-Known Member

    Okay, I may be new here, but I don't think that came out right. :)
  3. sm

    sm member


    Thanks for sharing.
    Another old classic .22 from days gone by that still performs and holds so much sentimental value- and will continue to increase with value with your daughter.

    This gun and others like it are still to be found - they need homes for sure. :)
  4. bensdad

    bensdad Well-Known Member

    Call me crazy, but I don't think anyone should ever shoot their daughter.:neener:
  5. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

    You might want to have that trigger looked at by a good gunsmith.
  6. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Well-Known Member

    There are MANY of those guns around. Many were well-used and will show up now as little more than junk owing to their 'barn gun' status. Maybe get some trigger parts off one--your rifle sounds unsafe or out of adjustment.\

    I've got a jc higgins / SR shotgun w/o serial number. Most gun makers serialized weapons long before it was law.

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