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J.C. Higgins Model 88
Sun Aug 6, 2017 10:22
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I just acquired a J.C. Higgins Model 88 revolver - factory engraved. It was one of a pair shipped in 1960 and is brand new in the box with the shipping carton which originally held two boxed revolvers. I understood it was a special order for a Sears employee. I'll be happy to share the serial, but not on a public forum..... I'd appreciate any information you could provide.

    • Engtraved Sears J. C. Higgins gunsJohn J Stimson, II, Sun Aug 6 11:26
      Hello Bob, Sears had a lot of guns engraved - the Model 88m the model 80 the model 51, the model 20, the model 60, and one or more of the .22 rifles. Actually the factory, High Standard, sent guns... more
      • Model 88Bob Adams, Sun Aug 6 11:38
        John: Thanks for your response. I'll be happy to share the serial number with you, but not on a public forum. I have experienced some very good reasons not to disclose serial numbers on the internet. ... more
        • John: Back in 2013, you posted there were "Two different Model 88 engraved revolvers". Would you mind sharing details on what these models were? (Provided details are available, of course.) Thank... more
          • Sears J. C. Higgins Model 88John J Stimson, II, Mon Aug 7 08:35
            Hello Bob, I do not recall that post. There were two different Model 88's. One was marked 583.880 and the other was marked 583.881. I do not recall if only one of the two was engraved or both. John... more
            • Engraved Model 88 revolversBob Adams, Mon Aug 7 08:58
              The entire quote: "Then there are about 17 Sears and Armamex models which have no factory supporting data - three different 105 series Sentinels, Two different Model 88 engraved revolvers, three... more
              • Engraved Model 88John J Stimson, II, Mon Aug 7 09:15
                Hello Bob, I suspect that the difference was one of barrel length. I don't recall. It is quite possible that I was simply wrong. I have done a lot of research since then with some resulting changes.... more
                • Engraved Model 88Bob Adams, Tue Aug 8 14:35
                  A little additional information: 6" barrel. Frame is nickel, remainder blue. Model 583.880 Catalog number 2230. Frame & cylinder engraved, barrel is not. The serial is being provided to you through a ... more
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