What was the problem with the JC Higgins 583?
The recall is baseless. It was the result of a person who was injured when he opened the bolt of of a model 10 jc Higgins 583 3 12 gauge bolt action shotgun . The defect was not a result of actually firing,or the gun blowing up. The problem was that the bolt stop screw had been stripped wich allowed the bolt to come out.
How much does A J C Higgins shotgun cost?
J.C. Higgins 101.4, 16 ga Shotgun Part. Stock Bolt w/ Washer $16.00Add to cart J.C. Higgins 101.4, 16 ga Shotgun Part. Top Snap $17.00Add to cart
What are the parts of a Higgins shotgun?
J. C. Higgins 20, 12ga Shotgun Part. Ejector w/ Screw, & Screws $16.00Add to cart J. C. Higgins 20, 12ga Shotgun Part. Magazine Spring, Follower, & Cap $18.00Add to cart J. C. Higgins 28, 22lr Rifle Part. Front & Rear Sight $22.00Add to cart J. C. Higgins 28, 22lr Rifle Part. Magazine Support & Receiver Tang & Pin $17.00Add to cart
Is the J C C Higgins bolt action inoperable?
As stated in the link you listed: the 1950s. dislodge and strike the operator in the face. Sears is offering a $160 finders’ fee for the return of the bolt, making the shotgun inoperable. “J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun” during the 1950s.
What was the model of a JC Higgins bolt action shotgun?
“J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun” during the 1950s. It was 583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21 and 583.22. The product model number is engraved on the barrel of the shotgun. 583.19 is listed in the link you sent. 16 gauges are as well. Lots of flaws by Sears here.
Is there a recall on j.c.higgins 12 gauge shotgun?
“The retailer said it is recalling the J.C. Higgins bolt action 12-gauge shotguns due to a potential problem with the bolt latch assembly. A spokeswoman for Sears said if the assembly failed, the bolt latch could dislodge and strike the operator in the face.”
Where to find the bolt stop screw on a JC Higgins?
Go to http://www.histandard.info/manuals/sear index.html and click on the number for your model (the 583.xx number) under Sears Factory Reference. You will then get a PDF of the original parts manual that shows the bolt stop screw’s location better than I can explain it.