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Old 10-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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The recall was only for the 12 g, which is why I give more credence to the design flaw, and not the set screw. In the 12 g, more material is milled away than in the 16, 20 or .410.

Thanks. That thing is too ugly to turn into a lamp!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:23 AM   #12
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I have the 583.20 and have never had a problem with it. But maybe I'm just lucky?

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Seibert- not every POTENTIALLY defect gun blows up. Just enuff to make things interesting.

Anyone here remember the Flaming Ford Pinto? Not all of them had gas tanks rupture and flame up in a wreck. just some of them. Think it was Dirty harry that said "Ya gotta ask yourself....Do you feel lucky? Well....do ya?"

The recalled guns (c&p from the recall notice) were:

"J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun" during the 1950s. It was carried under a number of product numbers: 583.13, 583.14, 583.15, 583.16, 583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21 and 583.22. The product model number is engraved on the barrel of the shotgun.

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c3shooter: The recall included 12 gauge, 16 gauge and 20 gauge guns made by High Standard. This includes all Sears Identification numbers from 583.13 through 583.22 as you mentioned above.

See www.histandard.info. Click on Model Listings, then click on Sears models made by High Standard, then click on Bolt Action Shotguns and scroll down to see those recalled and further down to see Sears contact information for return.

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The Mossbergs didn't fail, but I still think I have never seen a bolt action shotgun that wasn't a pig in the handling department. I purely don't understand the fascination with them some people have, but to each their own. And yes, I did own one. My first shotgun. My last bolt action.
Actually Virginian, one model of the Mossberg bolt shotguns did fail. The 695 models were recalled in the late 90s for an issue with them discharging upon bolt closure.

http://www.mossberg.com/usa-recall-detail

The issue has been fixed since, but I will not be rushing out to buy a 695 anytime soon. To me, this is just as bad, if not worse than having a bolt come out the back of the receiver and hitting me in the cheek. I got hit in the face by the bolt cap on my dad's Savage 110 about 10 years ago, and I got one hell of a bruise from it. the bolt sat for over 10 years out of the rifle, cocked, and when I fired round #3 out it came. thank god for safety glasses, and shatter resistant lenses. OTOH, I fully trust my 185s even when they are both old enough to collect pensions.

C3, there is a J. C. Higgins 12 ga bolt in my uncles collection. I have printed out this thread to give it to my uncle as proof of the problem, and what caused it, along with a copy of the original recall from Sears. Thank you for starting this thread.

Chainfire, thanks to the link to the SGW thread on this. That's where I got the printout of the original recall notice. maybe I can convince my uncle it is time to retire the JCH, pull the firing pin, and make it into a wall hanger to remember his dad by.

You guys both may have just saved him some pain.
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Kfox, is it safe to assume this 395kb is safe? The website mentions nothing of the model number.

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Actually Virginian, one model of the Mossberg bolt shotguns did fail. The 695 models were recalled in the late 90s for an issue with them discharging upon bolt closure.
Well, that was over 35 years after I sold mine, so I wasn't keeping up with them then. The C-Lect choke and about 3" of barrel parted company with my gun. Mossberg fixed it, but I never fired another shot out of it when it came back.
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