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Old 08-30-2019, 07:07 PM
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J C Higgings Model 29 by High Standard



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I picked up a J C Higgins Model 29 today. It was made by High Standard according to my research. Appears to be made from 54 to 56. It was very dirty but after a thorough cleaning it turned out pretty good. The action, bolt and trigger group looks as though it had never been apart and was filthy. The bore is very nice. Paid $60 and I'm okay with that. Nice little gun.

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Old 08-31-2019, 09:23 AM
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http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Rifles.pdf

Note there are four versions of the Model 29
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:48 AM
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Looking at a 34 myself.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:49 AM
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http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Rifles.pdf

Note there are four versions of the Model 29
This one is 583.85, and the barrel is not marked with a date code in front of the receiver. I had figured it was 1954-1956. That kind of confirms it. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:18 PM
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A friend of mine who has been deceased for some time used to own one of these rifles. I always thought it was really neat!
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:54 AM
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$60 was a bargain price. I bought a Model 31 a couple of years ago, essentially the same rifle as your 29 except for a built-in retractable sling. Paid about 3x what you did, and was happy to get it for that.

I grew up shooting my Dad's Model 30. That one went to my brother, so I bought myself one long ago. Again, same basic rifle as the 29 & 31, but with LH charging and the retractable sling. Other than those minor details, all three models look the same.

They are sweet shooting and lovely to handle. I imagine I'll accumulate more if/when I run across good deals.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:03 AM
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I do collect vintage and antique 22 rifles. I have a bunch of Winchester, Marlin, Remington and others. I have a couple of Western Fields made by Savage but this is my first JCH. Pretty sweet.
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Well,

did you have a mask on when you paid for that rifle? 60 bucks is a STEAL!!!!!!
Nice going for sure. I have 1950 Model 30, round left hand charging handle, and paid way more than you did. However, it is a shooter!
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did you have a mask on when you paid for that rifle? 60 bucks is a STEAL!!!!!!
Ditto. I stopped at a LGS last spring, and told the owner I was looking for a 'gill gun'. He said he hadn't seen one of those, but "I do have this", and handed me a rough looking Model 30. I had never seen one, and to make a long story short, I came home with it. Most of the bluing was gone, and the finish on the stock had turned almost black, but it functioned good. I refinished the stock, and re-blued the barrel and magazine tube, and now it looks as good as it works, and shoots. I gave 175 for it, and when I took it back to show him the refinished gun, he said "Huh, it looks like a new gun, I didn't charge you enough for it."
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This one is 583.85, and the barrel is not marked with a date code in front of the receiver. I had figured it was 1954-1956. That kind of confirms it. Thanks
The Model 29 583.85 falls between the 583.79 and the 583.2900.

The 583.85 roll mark drawing was made in 9/5/1955 and there would be some time after that to manufacture that roll mark die.

The 583.2900 roll mark die drawing is dated 11/7/1956

The acceptance date codes began on December 1956.

That pretty well dates your Model 29 583.85 to have been made in late 1955 through late 1956.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:46 PM
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The Model 29 583.85 falls between the 583.79 and the 583.2900.



The 583.85 roll mark drawing was made in 9/5/1955 and there would be some time after that to manufacture that roll mark die.



The 583.2900 roll mark die drawing is dated 11/7/1956



The acceptance date codes began on December 1956.



That pretty well dates your Model 29 583.85 to have been made in late 1955 through late 1956.
Cool. Thanks
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jc higgins model 36

in case anyone is interested I have a model 36 for sale
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i do but i'm new here and don't know how to upload them-- any tips
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i do but i'm new here and don't know how to upload them-- any tips
Need to do this in a PM.
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