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Handyman 12-03-2012 12:35 PM

JC Higgins Model 60
I have a JC Higgins 12ga auto model 60. I am trying to replace the action bar.
It appears fairly simple but I am unable to figure how to get the barrel off or does the magazine tube come off instead. Any help would be appreciated.

vincent 12-03-2012 03:40 PM

The mag tube should unscrew from the receiver...

Aderondacker 12-27-2012 02:43 AM

The barrel is thread into the receiver and it is tighten tight. I tried a barrel vise and made a special wrench for the receiver. I could not get it to budge. I quit before I twisted the receiver. Years ago when I re-blued it, I'm thinking I saw a retainer nut used to lock the barrel to the receiver inside the receiver. I maybe wrong, I could never find a schematic that showed such a retainer and I just look again all my books when I saw your post. They may have tighten them like the 1917 Enfields which I have gotten apart. Anyhow, Why do you need to separate the barrel from the receiver?


Mongo 12-27-2012 03:11 AM

If you have a Numrich catalog, there should be a schematic of your model 60( after you check the store brand cross over list to see who made it).

Handyman 12-27-2012 01:07 PM

Problem Fixed
Thanks to everyone for their help. I was able to unscrew the magazine and replace the action bar that way. The gun works perfectly now.

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