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Old 08-08-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Sears Model 66 12 gauge

Just got this gun from my FIL for free. The action was pretty stiff and wouldn't cycle. Stripped it all down and Frog Lubed the crap out of it. Runs slick as snot now.

The wood is decent but does have a chunk missing from the right side up at the receiver. I'm thinking about doing something with the furniture and turning it into a cheap 3 gun shotgun. I haven't competed in 3 gun but I do compete in USPSA and other pistol games. I already have the pistol and rifle.

What furniture will fit on this gun? Is there any chance of adding an extension tube? It has an accuchoke that I might cut off. Would I need to have the barrel threaded for a choke or just run it open?

My understanding is the gun is actually a Hi Standard that was made sometime in the 60s/70s.


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Old 08-08-2014, 05:26 AM   #2
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I believe the Model 66 was J. C. Higgins................


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Just got this gun from my FIL for free. The action was pretty stiff and wouldn't cycle. Stripped it all down and Frog Lubed the crap out of it. Runs slick as snot now.

The wood is decent but does have a chunk missing from the right side up at the receiver. I'm thinking about doing something with the furniture and turning it into a cheap 3 gun shotgun. I haven't competed in 3 gun but I do compete in USPSA and other pistol games. I already have the pistol and rifle.

What furniture will fit on this gun? Is there any chance of adding an extension tube? It has an accuchoke that I might cut off. Would I need to have the barrel threaded for a choke or just run it open?

My understanding is the gun is actually a Hi Standard that was made sometime in the 60s/70s.
look and see if it's on the list at Boyd's Gun Stocks. check and see if it has another model number. Sears sometimes used a much longer one.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/
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You can run it open if you are referring to shot pattern and such, make sure it has a clean cut to it.
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Just got this gun from my FIL for free. The action was pretty stiff and wouldn't cycle. Stripped it all down and Frog Lubed the crap out of it. Runs slick as snot now.

The wood is decent but does have a chunk missing from the right side up at the receiver. I'm thinking about doing something with the furniture and turning it into a cheap 3 gun shotgun. I haven't competed in 3 gun but I do compete in USPSA and other pistol games. I already have the pistol and rifle.

What furniture will fit on this gun? Is there any chance of adding an extension tube? It has an accuchoke that I might cut off. Would I need to have the barrel threaded for a choke or just run it open?

My understanding is the gun is actually a Hi Standard that was made sometime in the 60s/70s.
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Possibly a High Standard Supermatic Deluxe.

Does yours look like this?

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/HighStandard-33296/Shotguns-36545/SupermaticDeluxeC1200-40915.htm?results=All
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Boyd's carries the stock, but not the fore end for that model, if that's the one he has.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=17747&cat=1227
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OP said it is a Sears Model 66, if so it is a J.C.Higgins Model 66...........Now if he thinks it`s a Hi Standard, then it would be a Sears 583.603, because the 600 thru 607`s would make it a Hi Standard Model 60 !..............
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It is a Sears Model 66 583.606. Here are a couple pics:
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