JC Higgins Model 60

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Handyman, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Handyman

    Handyman New Member

    31
    0
    0
    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.
     
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

    4,123
    0
    0
    The mag tube should unscrew from the receiver...
     

  3. Aderondacker

    Aderondacker New Member

    5
    0
    0
    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?


    Aderondacker
     
  4. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

    1,560
    28
    48
    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).
     
  5. Handyman

    Handyman New Member

    31
    0
    0
    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.