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J.C. Higgins Model 20 583.56Ash Coggan, Fri May 24 17:07

XZ date code??? linked pictures as proof.jason Stratton, Sun May 19 19:43

  • High Standard Shotgun year of manufacture?jason stratton, Sat May 18 19:18
    • DateWayne Davis, Sun May 19 09:51
    • Code updatejason Stratton, Sat May 18 21:51

  • SGVRobert Contraros, Fri May 17 18:21
    • SVG RibJames Gammel,Sr., Sat May 18 09:57

  • Model A Year of ProductionJonathan Edward Bussing, Thu May 16 15:41

  • High Standard H-DJody West, Tue May 14 10:34

  • Dating Hi Standard Sport KingSean Fong, Fri May 10 16:26
    • FinishJohn Stimson, Tue May 14 10:33
    • DOMPaul Oshiro, Fri May 10 19:45
      • Re: DOMSean Fong, Sat May 11 02:29
        • Re: DOMAnonymous, Sat May 11 19:53
          • Re: DOMSean, Sun May 12 03:33

  • 1972 Olympic Commemorative,engraverJames Gammel,Sr., Tue May 7 08:18
    • TrophyWayne Davis, Wed May 8 07:20

  • USA-HDCarl Harris, Mon May 6 21:58
    • Year madeWayne Davis, Wed May 8 15:00
      • USA-HDCarl Harris, Wed May 8 18:21

  • date manufacture (nm)Alan Croft, Sun May 5 18:41
    • DateWayne Davis , Mon May 6 09:34

  • HD-military serial #Anonymous, Fri May 3 12:23

  • Bolt Action Sears ShotgunsRaymond Mayes, Wed May 1 22:48

  • HS Magazine QuestionTom Blank, Mon Apr 29 19:16

  • victor firing pinDennis Marsteller, Wed Apr 24 15:36

  • R-103Anonymous, Tue Apr 23 10:50

  • Supermatic Citation Dating Request and Catalog #Dusty Erickson, Fri Apr 12 23:06

  • SupermaticCharles , Thu Apr 11 20:14

  • High Standard HDWally Carlson, Tue Apr 9 05:57

  • Derringer D-100 gold platedPauld, Mon Apr 8 22:28

    hi standard infoAnonymous, Sun Apr 7 21:47

    HD MILITARYRichard Perkins, Sun Apr 7 16:26

  • Model 60 12 gaugeBob Winter, Sun Apr 7 00:01

  • slide hold open notchRobert Friday, Sat Apr 6 09:05

  • Supermatic TrophyMark Pippin, Fri Apr 5 09:42

  • HS The VictorWally Carlson, Wed Apr 3 19:19

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