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Old 03-17-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default 1930's Sears and Roebuck 16ga Ranger

Well i am think of picking this up for an older gentlemen for $85, before so i thought i would run it by you fellas first to see what you think. The guy says its a 1930 is Sears and Roebuck ranger 16ga. I dont know much about it but man it looks nice and the fact that is a bolt action shotgun is just plain cool in my opinion. the guy said his dad bought it in the 30's for hunting small game. The guy got his first squirrel in 1948 with it. Now he just wants to get rid of it cause he is to old to go out hunting anymore and no one in the family wants it. So anyway tell me what you think.

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It's worth the money. However, 16ga. shells can be hard to come by, so if you find some on sale, buy a bunch.

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I work at a bass pro shops and we always have 16ga in stock.
I have an old jc higgins 12ga bolt action and its a lot of fun, hurts tho. That 16ga should be nice to shoot.

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Thanks for the posts fellas. Thats good to know bass pro shop carry's it there is one right down the road from me. Cheaper than dirt carry's 16ga ammo as well. Hopefully it all works out.

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A lot of J.C. Higgins bolt actions were recalled years ago.

Sears Issues Voluntary Recall on J.C. Higgins Shotgun

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A lot of J.C. Higgins bolt actions were recalled years ago.

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Thats good to know, Thanks. After reading the recall info i dont think it applies to the ranger model 16ga. But it is worth checking into.
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If you don't buy it, give me his number and I will. I'm a HUGE 16ga fan.

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If you don't buy it, give me his number and I will. I'm a HUGE 16ga fan.
Will do. If he will go for transferring it.
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$85 for a gun that looks to be in that good of shape? All day long and twice on Sundays.

That gun has a nice cool factor plus it is 16 gauge.

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IIRC, those were made by High Standard for Sears. There WAS a recall, but for the 12 g models.

There IS disagreement in forumland over the problem, but my best info is that at least one blew the bolt out on firing, injuring the shooter. Some folks claim it was a shooter that pulled bolt out, striking self in face, but Sears ponied up well over a million $$$ on that recall.

No fix- Sears bought the bolts back, rendering guns inoperable. The 16 and 20 had a greater thickness of metal on the part that retained the bolt when in firing position.

Personally, I like the bolt actions, I keep a couple of Mossberg bolt shotguns as loaners for young shooters. They are durable, reliable, and were the guns of the working man. Never had a dove complain that they were capped with a cheap shotgun!

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