I just bought a really nice JCHiggens .30-30 with a few tiny rust freckles and a few tiny handling marks on the stock. She was loaded with 3 in the tube and 1 up the spout and had been that way for 7 or 8 years in storage. Scared me! Surprised the seller! Seller said this rifle was bought in 1959, he can't remember whether used or new. Serial V 11XXX. Is there any way to verify the age? The only difference I see between it and a 336 is sights (has the same sights a model 30 had), no grip cap and no spacers. Ooops, also a thinner better feeling forearm!
The V prefix puts it at 1962.
Thanks, Georgeky. I graduated high school in 1962. This one gets a scope and is a keeper.
You need to locate a "period" JCH scope and Weaver mounts. I have Dad's JCH 45 that is set up as was purchased back in the 60s.
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You guys have any pictures of these guns?
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No pictures but visual. Walnut PG stock w/o cap, forarm is capped, wood is thin onthe side but deep under the mag tube. dovetailed bead, bb gun sight inthe back and a forward barrel band.
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I have a period Marlin scope, 4x and my understanding is they were made by Tasco in Japan. It is a good clear scope. Wonder who made the JCH scopes?
My Dad just gave me his J C Higgins model 45 with a W14xxx serial number. I will post some pics when I get it back together after clean up.
yes and i will post pictures also mine is a 35 rem cal i scope it and the way it shoots is about as close as some bolt actions i have
I don't know if Tasco made these scopes or not, but back in the day Tasco made a great scope. When I was 15 and I bought my first rifle (700BDL in 30-06), I couldn't afford to buy the Redfield wideview that was so popular back in the 70's. What I bought instead was a Tasco 3-9X32mm wideview. The outside of the scope didn't have the flattened shape of the Redfield, but when you looked through it you saw the T.V. tube shape. The scope not only has crystal clear lens', but it's 34 years old and it still works great.Originally Posted by fatoldfool
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