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gunner22 05-27-2012 10:13 PM

Where might i find a buttplate for a JC Higgins 22cal model 43 rifle?
 
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c3shooter 05-28-2012 01:41 AM

Hi Gunner! Welcome- when you get a minute, stop by the intro thread, and tell us a bit about yourself.

In the meantime, your rifle was made for Sears by Marlin- it is a Model 81. Doubt that you will find a JC Higgins marked buttplate, but here is the Marlin plate- http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=432990C&catid=4088

gunner22 05-28-2012 02:24 AM

Well according to the model and serial #... It is a model 43

gunner22 05-28-2012 02:40 AM

But thanks

hiwall 05-28-2012 03:11 AM

"Well according to the model and serial #... It is a model 43 "
Yes we understand that. But your gun was really manufactured by the Marlin company like c3 says. It IS the same gun as a Marlin 81

c3shooter 05-28-2012 03:12 AM

Gunner- JC Higgins was the brand name used by Sears. However, Sears did not make guns. They contracted with companies like Marlin, Winchester, Mossberg, Savage, etc to make guns FOR them- but mark them with the Sears brand. This was also done by Western Auto Stores (Revelation brand) and Montgomery Wards Stores (Westernfield brand). These are known as "store brand" guns.

The Sears Model number may very well be a model 43. THAT cross references to a Marlin 81. Sears gave Marlin a contract for X thousand rifles. Marlin took their model 81 rifle, marked it J C Higgins, and shipped it to Sears.


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