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tgore3 03-06-2009 06:30 AM

Sears and Roebuck model 43
I grew up shooting a J.C. Higgins Sears and Roebuck .22 bolt action tube feed. I also had some other .22 rifles like a Rem. 552, but the Sears was always the best shooter. I got that old .22 from my dad who's past away. Always kicked myself for selling it.

I've been gunless for a few years now. Had a few bucks so i stopped in this little gun store/pawn shop. Just wanting to p/u another little .22 to play around with. Nothing is really clicking as he hands me rifles, then he hands me this S&R 43. I was in love immediately. Brought back so many memories and from my experience they are a very good shooting .22 cal. This is not a J.C. Higgins like my original was.

So here it is anyways, nothing special compared to what a lot of folks have but they hold a special place with me for some reason. I love being able to fire S,L, and LR. This rifle is very tight and cycles extremely well, I don't think it was shot very much in it's life.

big shrek 03-07-2009 10:53 PM

Looks nice :)
The DL (deluxe) version had a hooded front sight instead of a brass bead.

btw, that's also known as a Marlin model 81 if you ever need spare parts.

Whatcha pay??

tgore3 03-07-2009 11:49 PM

Thanks, yeah, I thought they were made by Marlin. Great to know I can get parts for it if I ever need to.

I gave $135 for it.

sgt.sluggo 05-13-2009 09:38 PM

My 2 cents nice I have one I am restoring we found it behind a hot water heater
in a house my brother bought :D

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