Looking for parts/advice - J.C. Higgins 583.8

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by boice1971, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. boice1971

    boice1971 New Member

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    Hoping someone here can help me out a bit.

    I found a J.C. Higgins 16 gauge bolt action ( model 583.8 ) and pretty much made a "spur of the moment" purchase while not knowing much of anything about the gun.
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    Get it home and break it down for a good cleaning only to notice something was definitely wrong. Couldn't for the life of me figure out how the gun could possibly transfer a shell from the tube to the receiver. Long story short, it can't.

    In the diagram below, I believe I'm missing 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D. Although, I believe the part I have marked as 7X is there. Anyone know if 7X and 7D are able to separate? This is the best diagram I could find but it is not exactly like my gun, mine does not have a place to put part 36 (nowhere for screws 35 to go) and my part 34 looks quite different.
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    Other than Numrich who is sold out, anybody know where else these parts could be obtained?


    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, the shotgun was made by High Standard. There was an incident involving injury to a shooter using a TWELVE GAUGE version, and Sears recalled the guns by buying back the bolts. As a result, there are a ton of boltless 12 g models floating around the market for a few bucks. The gun itself is long out of production.
     

  3. boice1971

    boice1971 New Member

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    Thanks c3.

    I had read about the 12 gauge problem. Do you know if this carrier assembly is interchangeable between the 12, 16, and 20? I found a PDF manual for the gun that lists it as one part for each but Numrich has a different part number for each caliber.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Can't say for sure, but GENERALLY- if Numrich list different parts numbers, they are different. Go to the Numrich forums, pick one on ordering parts, and post a message for the staff. They are pretty good about getting back to you.
     
  5. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Seen quite a few with split stocks.
     
  6. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I've got one with the same problem. Picked it up as a project gun. Redid the stock. Numerich lists the part that we need but I have yet to see it in stock. I have it saved in their system so I can check on its status pretty easily.

    The part # is 329840A. They list at $26.40.
     
  7. boice1971

    boice1971 New Member

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    I'll try that, thanks!
     
  8. boice1971

    boice1971 New Member

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    Exactly the part I'm looking for, if I run across anything elsewhere, I'll let you know.
     
  9. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I would appreciate that. I've been waiting for one to be in stock for several months.
     
  10. boice1971

    boice1971 New Member

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    No problem, just hope I find them eventually.