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Morning Kidz, I've been searching around here this morning but can't find an answer to whether or not this rifle I have my eye on would be an actual Marlin lever action built for Sears. Serial number is V6XXX.

Thanx in advance,

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Is the rifle stamped Sears or J.C.Higgins? there is a Sears mod 45 that is really a 336

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

V prefix would make it a late 1961 or 1962.
I've had mine since 1962.
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Plumber said:
V prefix would make it a late 1961 or 1962.
I've had mine since 1962.

Thank you, Sir. How do you like yours? Get to shoot her much?.....
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

If you look to your left you will see me with my frist deer and the rifle.

I love it, and shoot it when ever I can. I'm about to work up a hand load for it. Just havn't gotten to it yet.
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Plumber said:
If you look to your left you will see me with my frist deer and the rifle.

I love it, and shoot it when ever I can. I'm about to work up a hand load for it. Just havn't gotten to it yet.

Though I don't hunt, that's a good enough recommendation for me, Plumber. I'm gonna buy this gal right now...she should look pretty good surrounded by my three JC Higgins shotguns, si como no?.... ;D
 

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My first 12ga was a JC Higgins (Flight King). I also had a JC Higgins Mod. 31. (a 22 simiauto that shot short, long and long rifle). It came with a scope, and a retractable sling.
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Well that's just freakin' great---was a mere click away from 'Buying it Now' when I re-read the fine print. NO Shipments to Kalifornia!. Called the store up and begged and pleaded with two different salesmen there......but they won't budge.

Damndamndamndamn this stupid state..... ::)
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

If I can remember right JC Higgins was a clerk that worked for Sears in Chicago, when they wanted a sports line, they just decided to use his name, and the rest is history.
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Yeah, but it's a 35 Rem! :eek:
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

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Yeah, but it's a 35 Rem! :eek:
Yes, I know. But I'm only about sixteen pages in to the '30-30 gets no respect' thread..... 8)
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

Per wikipedia this is the history and origin of the name JC Higgins:

The brand name, J. C. Higgins, was based on a real person, John Higgins who was a Sears employee. He moved from his birth country of Ireland to the United States in his late teens and began working for Sears in 1898. He spent his entire working career with Sears and was Vice President for the company for a period of time. He was actually born with no middle name but the Sears Co. presented the idea of labeling their sporting good line with his name and saw it more presentable labeling the brand as J.C Higgins. He worked with the company until his retirement as head bookkeeper in 1930. Higgins died in 1950. His expertise in sporting goods or sports is unknown.
 

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Re: JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 lever. Marlin? Or not?......

What!?
I thought it was that guy from TX, that played Higgins on Magnum PI. ;D
 

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Just a little update for y'all (and especially for you fellow Kalifornians). After calling this east coast store twice yesterday, and sending them four different e-mails from one of the Gunbroker moderators, a link to Californian 'import' regulations and a couple of more from myself begging them to reconsider their 'No Sales To California!' policy, I finally got them to see the light and persuaded them into selling me the 30-30. Yeah. Felt good to school some people on how things are really done here, and hopefully they will decide to sell more legal firearms to future Californians. So I think I did a good thing today. Plus I gots me my first lever action........ ;D
 

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Seems to me your hard work paid off, now when you receive your Marlin pictures and range report. Feels good to win once in a while doesn't it, take care, John.
 

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Seems to me your hard work paid off, now when you receive your Marlin pictures and range report. Feels good to win once in a while doesn't it, take care, John.
I most definitely will, John. Hopefully she'll come in the same day as my four JC Higgins shotguns.....and this other little thing I bought this afternoon on a whim. (what the hell I'm gonna do with it is beyond me, since I don't even hunt. But whatever, she's made of wood and steel and she's kinda sexy ;D )







 
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