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I’m trying to find info on my fathers shotgun. Need a replacement ejector. Some say jv Higgins or Winchester made guns for Sears. I believe the serial is p138879. A 2 3/4 mag. Any help would be appreciated
 

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JC Higgins was one of a couple of "Store Brands" used by Sears. The guns were made by Hi Standard, Mossberg, Remington, etc, but marked with the JC Higgins brand. Western Auto Hardware used the Revelation brand for the same thing, Montgomery ward used Westernfield, etc. Gets us the Sears Model number (something like 583.2003 ) and we can tell you who made it for Sears. Pictures are also really good.
 

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Here is an interesting article on the Shotgun. Thought you might like to read it.
Yours is a Model 200. You can see the Model Number in the first picture.
And it was produced prior to 1962. Because in 1962 Sears changed the Brand Name to Ted Williams from the J.C. Higgins Brand previously used!

The Best American Made Pump-Action Shotgun of the 20th Century: A Review of the Sears & Roebuck, J.C. Higgins Model 20 (High Standard Arms Co. Model 200)
Posted: September 1, 2014 in Firearm Reviews, Shotguns
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The Model 20, pump action shotgun is a prime example of the excellence, ingenuity, and craftsmanship of American manufacturing in the post war years. Introduced in 1946 and offered in 12, 16 and 20 gauges, production continued until the early 60’s, when Sears discontinued the J.C. Higgins sporting goods line, replacing it in 1962 with the Ted Williams line of products. The Model 20 shotgun came in a number of variants featuring different barrel lengths, at least one muzzle device option( The Power-Pak), and the 3 previously mentioned gauges, all with 2 ¾” chambers. These firearms feature finely milled receivers and internal components, proof tested barrels, robust walnut stocks, and fine blue finishes. Some variances and higher grades were finished with aluminum name plates on the toe of the stock in addition to jeweled bolts and cartridge lifters.
The Model 20, for all intents and purposes, is the same as the High Standard Model 200 and its subsequent variants.

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High Standard made some of the best pumps and worst semi autos in history. You have a good one.
 

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Moment of confusion- can you post a photo of the whole gun? IF yours was marked J C Higgins (which was one of the Sears Store brands) that would be a Hi Standard Flite King. However, yours is simply marked Sears- which was a later time, different gun- and yours DOES appear to be in very nice shape.
 

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Here is an interesting article on the Shotgun. Thought you might like to read it.
Yours is a Model 200. You can see the Model Number in the first picture.
And it was produced prior to 1962. Because in 1962 Sears changed the Brand Name to Ted Williams from the J.C. Higgins Brand previously used!

The Best American Made Pump-Action Shotgun of the 20th Century: A Review of the Sears & Roebuck, J.C. Higgins Model 20 (High Standard Arms Co. Model 200)
Posted: September 1, 2014 in Firearm Reviews, Shotguns
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History
The Model 20, pump action shotgun is a prime example of the excellence, ingenuity, and craftsmanship of American manufacturing in the post war years. Introduced in 1946 and offered in 12, 16 and 20 gauges, production continued until the early 60’s, when Sears discontinued the J.C. Higgins sporting goods line, replacing it in 1962 with the Ted Williams line of products. The Model 20 shotgun came in a number of variants featuring different barrel lengths, at least one muzzle device option( The Power-Pak), and the 3 previously mentioned gauges, all with 2 ¾” chambers. These firearms feature finely milled receivers and internal components, proof tested barrels, robust walnut stocks, and fine blue finishes. Some variances and higher grades were finished with aluminum name plates on the toe of the stock in addition to jeweled bolts and cartridge lifters.
The Model 20, for all intents and purposes, is the same as the High Standard Model 200 and its subsequent variants.

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Thank you so much for all the info. I need to get a ejector and refinish the stock and will take some photos when it’s all complete again. It does not have J.C. Higgins anywhere on the gun.
 
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