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.
"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"