Jc higgins

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by ctshooter, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    My son was given an old Jc Higgins bolt action 22 by my fil think the spring(s) in the bolt are played or broken (doesn't fire). Any one know where to get new spring, or maybe even complete bolt assy ??
     
  2. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Gunpartscorp.com
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Have you looked at numrich (Link)
     
  4. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Make sure you know the specific model of the gun
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    A specific model coil be useful in determining who the actual manufacturer is. JC Higgins is a Sears branding, but models made by, Marlin, Savage, and others were made and rebadged for sale by Sears. My first .22 was a JC Higgins, made by Marlin. I found that finding parts was easier using the Marlin model designation.
     
  6. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    I can't believe I forgot to put that in the op!!

    Jc Higgins model 101.23
     
  7. c3shooter

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  8. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Sort a kinda like that. Hard to say exactly. The mag looks the same I may just bring it to a couple shops and see what they say. Maybe bring it to a smith.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  9. 4tsmith

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    Vintage 22's are(or should be) famous/infamous for shooting thousands of dirty shooting 22's...
    without a single internal cleaning of the bolt. The amount of unburned powder,bullet lube and general crud can be sometimes mind numbing.

    The last three C&R 22's I've bought wouldn't even ding a snap cap.

    Before you go on a parts search...try soaking the bolt for a few days in mineral spirits,kerosene
    Coleman lamp fuel,turpentine or commercial parts cleaner.(use what you've got on hand)

    If you don't have an air source to blow it out with..you can get by with Gun Scrubber or computer
    keyboard air. WATCH your eyes when you blow it out!!!!!
    You might be very surprised at how much crud a 22 bolt can contain.
    Remember..quite a few of these old guns get sold or put away because they don't shoot anymore for the lack of a reasonable cleaning. Good luck