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J.C. Higgins Model 88

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by zstephens13, Apr 14, 2011.

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  1. zstephens13

    zstephens13 Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    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.
  2. Kendal Black

    Kendal Black Member

    Mar 18, 2011
    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.

  3. Gun Master

    Gun Master Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Wolf River Bottoms
    J.C. Higgins Model 88 Revolver

    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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