Old hand me down.

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by kmglocks, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. kmglocks

    kmglocks New Member

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    Anyone ever hear of this old shotgun I was just given by my father. It's a double barrel, side by side 12ga, 2 3/4" Sears and Roebuck Eastern Arms shotgun with a PLASTIC stock. I don't imagine it's worth anything but curious if you know something about it, thanks.
     
  2. mountainman13

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    Not sure if this is any help.
     

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  3. 303tom

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    Probably manufactured by either J. Stevens Arms, Iver Johnson, Meriden Firearms, or Harrington & Richardson (H&R). The stock is Tenite, not plastic, I have seen em go for around 300 bucks, how good of shape is it in ? Lets see some pictures...........If it was a hand-me-down just hang on to it & pass it on down. Is it shootable ?
     
  4. W. C. Quantrill

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    Picture?

    Yes, wife #1 had one in 20 ga. They were a late 1950's idea.
     
  5. kmglocks

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    Here's the photos guys. Last night i gave it a remoil bath and cleaned her.
     

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  6. kmglocks

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    Forgot this pic.
     
  7. W. C. Quantrill

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    Its family. Use it! There is absolutely nothing wrong with this gun, it just needs someone to carry it afield.
     
  8. kmglocks

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    It's definitely shootable.
     
  9. kmglocks

    kmglocks New Member

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    Any tips to bring it's barrel finish back to life?
     
  10. barneygoogle

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    I have never seen a double barrel with a plastic stock. I had a Sears single shot 410 with a plastic stock about 150 years ago when I was a small grasshopper. Crescent made a lot of the old shotguns. The side plate on yours is like my Knickerboker. I don't shot anything but #8 shot in mine.
    Hang on to it because there's not many around. Thanks for sharing the photo.
     
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  11. kmglocks

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    Haha I will, my father warned me if Ever sold it that my grandmother would haunt me!
     
  12. W. C. Quantrill

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    In 1965, I bought an Ithaca 37, new, for $69. So, with regards to the sears double, it probably sold for something like $49 new. The finish is not bad for an old gun, I have some much worse. Oil it and use it. I would not do anything else to it. Messing with it would be like doing a face lift and boob job on a 70 year old granny.
     
  13. kmglocks

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    Well said haha, I plan on using it come fall small game season. Only one prob, it's hard to break open the action all the way, it's kinda stiff.
     
  14. 303tom

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    Looks great, use it, it will get easier to open & shut the more it is used................
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    That is just plain cool. I wouldn't change a thing. Just shoot it and take care of it.
     
  16. chuckusaret

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    I have a 1955 J.C. Higgins SXS .410 that my father gave to me in Oct. of '55 with the tenite stock. Still shoots as good as new. Mine was made by Savage/Stevens and their gun was a model 311 but with a hardwood stock.
     
  17. kmglocks

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    Gonna put this gun through the wringer!