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Old 11-18-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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My Dad has a J.C Higgins Model 50 .270 which we recently found out is a rare gun and actually a really good gun. I'm trying to find the original scope that came on it. I have seen two different ones. A 2-5 and a 4x. Anyone know where to figure this out?

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations on getting a Model 50. They are high quality guns and very accurate.

I have seen different factory scopes. There was a 2.5x and a 4x that are clearly steel bodied K2.5 and K4 Weavers made for Sears.

Then there's this:





I suspect that this scope was offered earlier than the K4 and may be an earlier Weaver.

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Old 11-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! That flyer is awesome. But that's now 4 scores I have seen for this gun lol. I was you're they were Lyman scopes

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I have the same model as in the picture only 3006 it was handed down to me from my dad.
I still have the orginal light brown case with the scope in the pic 2.5 power
They all laugh at the range until they see 3 shots touching at 100 yards.
I have since mounted a new leuapold 3-9 and just wone a 300 yard turkey shoot wth it
My son just found one just like it at a pawn shop in tx paid 200 for it with a bushnell scope. He was not pleased with how it was shooting. We found the barrel was hitting the inside of the stock. We floated the barrel a glass bedded the action and now they shoot about the same. It turned out to be a great buy for the price.

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From what my Dad and I have read its a great buy for the price.

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I like the old J.C. Higgins guns, they were made as a working man's rifle or shotgun. I have two of the bolt action .12 gauges and one J.C. Higgins rifle. These guns are all older than I am and all work better than I do.

I expect that the bolt action shotguns will become collector's item because Sears recalled a pile of them and destroyed the bolts and therefore the guns. The problem they had is really a non-issue, or if you worried about it, a very simple fix is available. A good, solid, .12 gauge, 28" full-choke barrel, with the neat bolt action, five round tube magazine, and you can find them for $50.00 to $100.00 all day.

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actually a really good gun.
Excellent guns, built by High Standard for Sears off Belgium FN actions. I have two in .30-06. Both very accurate and the barrels are chrome lined. That .270 should outlast you.
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the barrels are chrome lined.
So at the risk of sounding ignorant, what does that do for the gun?
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So at the risk of sounding ignorant, what does that do for the gun?
I gather, longer barrel life, better corrosion resistance and easier cleaning. On a hunting rifle, none of these factors are much of a concern if properly maintained but it's a nice feature and, I believe, more expensive to produce.
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So at the risk of sounding ignorant, what does that do for the gun?
Back in 1950 stainless steel wasn't commonly used for rifles yet (yes, I know there were a very few). Chrome lining made the bore rust and corrosion resistant.

There is a common perception, probably started by some cheap military rifles, that chrome bores aren't accurate, but the Model 50 clearly demonstrates that that is not necessarily true.
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