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I have inherited a 9 shot .22 cal revolver marked J.C. Higgins, Model 88. Anybody know who made this gun? I think is was purchased in the late 1950's from Sears & Roebuck. Thanks, John
 

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Calvin, maybe just a bit older.

But it doesn't make any difference to me as long as I'm still on the green side of the grass.

Well, even if it does make a difference...........not much I can do about it.........A good day is waking up each and every morning sucking air.....lol

Hauxfan!
 

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I couldn't agree more...and I'm not far behind ya,..heres wishin' ya tons more shooting years there buddy and maybe we'll be lucky enough to squad up and shoot together sometime!!
 

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Calvin and Haulfan, you're making me feel really old now. I have a J.C. Higgins 22 gun belt and holster I used to carry a Ruger single six in (half loading gate)when I was a kid. Think I ordered it out of a catalog.Longer ago than I like to think about,

Haux, I'm with you on the right side of the grass and sucking air. LOL--Steve
 

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Calvin, I'd like that. Just maybe someday that will happen. I'm in Iowa, where are you located at?

AAtrap, you carried a Ruger Single Six when you were a kid?

That means you are younger than me, as they weren't even made when I was a kid.......Hell, they barely had metallic cartridges........ ;-) lol lol

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I have a J.C. Higgins "Ranger" in 22cal. It is a copy of a Hi-Standard Double Nine with a chrome plated trigger & back strap.

Mark54 in Lititz
 

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Hauxfan, you may be older than me, but I doubt that you're quite that old.And don't tell me you started shooting trap with a bow and arrow. lol
 

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Nope, AAtrap, I didn't start shooting trap with a bow and an arrow.

They hadn't been invented yet........lol............I first started slinging rocks at those dastardly clays. Progressed up to a sling shot, and then the bow and arrow. ;-)


North Texas, Calvin.....Hmmmm...........I lived in Lubbock for a year back in about 61 or 62........Not to far from Texas Tech. Nice town......well, it was back then, I don't know how it is now.

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I had one of the JC Higgins .22's in the 50's. Carried it in a holster while driving farm tractors. Traded it on a Ruger single six which I still have. Been looking for one the last few years. If anyone has one for sale I'd be interested. Leave off the x's in my email address.

Richard Slonkosky
 

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I bought a J. C. Higgins about a 100 years ago. The nine shot variety. I bought it used and it would never lock properly and when my hand was near the cylinder it would shave off a piece of lead or the gaps were xtra large and would burn me good.
 

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Farmall: You might roam gun shows & look for a High Standard Sentinel revolver. It might be very similiar to the J.C. Higgins you remember. The Sentinels are prevalent, about $100-150, and are a very nice little 9-shot revolver. Phil E
 

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It's not a pistol, but I still have my first "real" gun, a J.C. Higgins single shot .22 rifle I got for my 12th birthday in 1954. My folks paid $12.95 for it, which was about 4 1/4 hours of work for my Dad back then. The following year they gave me a Higgins bolt action .410 which cost a few dollars more. My safe contains a number of pretty expensive guns, and those two modest little arms repose there with honor and associated good memories.
 
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