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Old 02-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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I want to have it threaded to accept screw in chokes. Can I take to a gunsmith and have it done
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I want to have it threaded to accept screw in chokes. Can I take to a gunsmith and have it done
Hmmm...yes...but they might need to shorten the barrel to get past the exterior threads left by the vari-choke. If you have the rib on top, that might pose some challenges for the gun smith.
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Hmmm...yes...but they might need to shorten the barrel to get past the exterior threads left by the vari-choke. If you have the rib on top, that might pose some challenges for the gun smith.
What about for mine? Is it possable?
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Does anybody have one of these shotguns. My grandpa gave me a hand me down higgins 12 gauge and I want some info on it. Any would help thanks
Do not expect to find parts for it. Its not very easy to.
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Having a gunsmith adapt it to screw-in chokes is most likely possible(depends on barrel thickness). This would be fairly expensive. Cost wise you would most likely be better off selling or trading that gun and getting one that has screw-in chokes already. A different shotgun would also give you the ability to shoot 3" shells as yours is likely 2-3/4" only.
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Sorry, but here is no listing for a J.C. Higgins Model 12 in my references. Many of their pump guns, such as the Model 20 and 21 were actually High Standard Flite Kings.

Does yours look anything like this one? some had the variable choke, some did not.

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Sorry j meant model 20
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does it look like this?

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if so, like C3 said it was made by high standard. i think early ones were high standard model 200's & later ones were flite kings, but i think the only difference is the vent rib barrel on the later models. in my opinion they are really nice guns for the money, i paid $99 for mine a couple years ago.

i'm not sure about choking it though, that may be a question for a gunsmith. from my research online, some say a smith may have to look at it in person to see if the barrel is thick enough at the muzzle
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