John J. Stimson, Jr.
Sears J. C. Higgins Model 20 583.56
Sat Jan 28, 2012 05:57
99.0.31.229

Hello Blair,

The Model 20 was introduced in late 1947to mid 1948 with the 583.53 (Model 20) and the 583.54 (Model 20 Deluxe). Internally this was High Standard design HS2 but was sold exclusively by Sears.

Your Model 20 Deluxe, 583.56, was introduced in early to mid 1950 alond with the 583.55 (Model 20)

John Stimson

  • JC Higgins model 20 POWer PACBlair F. Thomas, Fri Jan 27 20:55
    I bought this shotgun off a friend,JC Higgins model 20 Sears,Roebuck and Co. 583.56 I've found out that it probably is pre WW II because it does have the single shot mag. lock. On the bottom of the... more
    • Sears J. C. Higgins Model 20 583.56 — John J. Stimson, Jr., Sat Jan 28 05:57
      • JC Higgins model 20 POWer PACBlair F. Thomas, Sat Jan 28 20:44
        Thank you very much for the info John. I was under the impression that this was a pre-war shotgun, I had read that after the war High Standard had discontinued the mag. lock, evidently you could get... more
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