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Old 12-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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JC Higgins/sears 583.13/ 12 gauge bolt action

Does anyone know where I can find a stock for my JC Higgins/sears 583.13/ 12 gauge bolt action? I have looked everywhere.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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JC Higgins/Sears/H&R is or has been up for recall

Sears Public Relations And Communications
(847) 286-8371


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 1950s.
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.

Web site: http://www.sears.com

CONTACT: Peggy Palter of Sears, 847-286-8309
Old 12-31-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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I am unfamiliar with the workings of the J.C. Higgins shotgun mentioned above as I have never owned one. I have seen them but never really dug into their workings. I wonder if a gunsmith could correct the problem. It seems a shame to effectively destroy a piece of American history. It also smacks of a gun buyback under a different name.

You know, I would like Sears a lot better and might even shop there if they would go back to selling firearms again.
Old 01-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #4
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I owned two sears 583 J.C. higgins shotguns . I kept one and gave the other to my brother. I only payed $50 for the pair... http://armslocker.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36458
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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I have a complete the JC Higgins 12ga stock you need, in fact I have the entire shotgun in good condition less the bolt...apparently Sears got that some time in the past. Any reasonable offer considered

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