Originally Posted by nitestalker
So true Axx. Back in the day Sears sold JC Higgins and later Ted Williams labeled firearms. Winchester made some of these arms for sears. If you have ever seen the Ted Williams Mdl 94 offering from Winchester you can readily see how a budget model differs from a quality production run.
i actually had one of the Sears Model 100's in 30-30. same rifle as the Winchester Model 94 except for the name.
ran across a Sears Model 54 i think it was a couple of years ago. was the same rifle as the Winchester Model 70 with the exception of cheaper wood for the stock.
there was a time when all the major gun makers made guns for Sears, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto and many others under their names.
i have seen some over the years that were restocked and cleaned up, reblued and made into some very beautiful guns.