Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by wolf695, Sep 11, 2022.
I had a converted Murata Type 18 bolt action in 20g ?.
While this was for the 12 gauge i understand any JC Higgins (hi standard) shotgun bolt was accepted for the award. The news about the bolt created a certain level of distrust to makers of any bolt action shotgun of the period. IMHO there was nothing wrong with them except a screw loose in the operators.
The press release from Sears read as follows:
Sears Issues Voluntary Recall on J.C. Higgins Shotgun
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, Roebuck and Co.
(NYSE: S) today announced a voluntary recall of J.C. Higgins Bolt Action
12-Gauge shotguns, a product manufactured for and sold by the company during
The shotguns are being voluntary recalled due to a potential problem with
the bolt latch assembly, which could cause the assembly to fail allowing it to
dislodge and strike the operator in the face. Sears is offering a $160
finders' fee for the return of the bolt, making the shotgun inoperable.
The shotguns were sold in Sears stores and through its catalog as the
"J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun" during the 1950s. It was
carried under a number of product numbers: 583.13, 583.14, 583.15, 583.16,
583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21 and 583.22. The product model number
is engraved on the barrel of the shotgun.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the shotgun. Call
800-817-9165 for identification verification and instructions on return
Sears, Roebuck and Co. discontinued the sale of all firearms and
ammunition in the early 1980s. Through its network of more than 830 full-line
stores and 2,500 off-the-mall stores, Sears is a leading retailer of apparel,
home and automotive products and services, serving more than 50 million
SOURCE Sears, Roebuck and Co.
THAT'S THE ONE WE HAVE! Yeah, I can see how it'd be easy to not righted the screw all the way down. After all, it's a singular screw that holds the bolt in the receiver.
Shoots a tad over 1" at 100 yards. Hornady SST 300gr @ 2000fps.
I picked up a Marlin Slugster or some such years ago. Bolt action, 3"...before straight wall rifles were legal in Ohio. Thought it would be the closest I'd get to deer hunting with a rifle here. Scoped it...shot it off bags and never made it past 2 shots. Most brutal thing I've ever shot off bags and I had no desire to suffer through however many it took to sight it in. Told my dad there ain't a deer in Ohio worth going through that misery. Sold it the next day and stuck with the old 870Wingmaster.
It was my first shotgun, and I can't part with it, but I am unsure what to do with it. I could always buy another or a bigger safe
I have an 870 that I've used hunting for 15 years before buying a semi 2 seasons ago
The tube fed ones are the best IMO. box magazines and shotguns don't mix in my book.
I agree, having shot a box fed one. I think the only real downside to the tube fed ones is the fact that you have to be somewhat judicious when working the action .
Isn't that a Savage?
I use No. 6 because it's what I have at the moment but would prefer using something else if much better than No. 6 What size shot and choke setting would be best for HD in this shotgun?
You’re quite right! My mistake!
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