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Old June 14, 2005, 04:33 PM   #26
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I have a Dailey 12Ga Bolt with Box Magazine that was my Dad's. It's hanging on the wall in my Shop Area, rusty as Hell!
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Old June 14, 2005, 04:43 PM   #27
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My dad had a mossberg 12ga. that had a box mag and was smoothbore with no vent rib. Does anyone know what model that one was?
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Old June 15, 2005, 02:07 AM   #28
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Mossberg made these 12 guages:
Model 395K - 1963 to 83 with 28" bbl. w/C-Lect-Choke.
Model 395S -(Slugster) 1968 - 81 with 24" Cylinder bore bbl. w/rifle sights.
Model 595 - 1985 - 86 with 18.5" bbl. & 4 shot magazine.

The first two had 2 shot magazines.
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Old June 15, 2005, 03:18 PM   #29
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My Mossberg is a 195K-A purchased 40 years ago in 1965 from Sears and Roebuck. Two round removable magazine and C-Lect choke. Used mainly for target practice with slugs and practice in cleaning lead out of barrels.
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Old June 15, 2005, 07:09 PM   #30
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Higgins Shotgun

I inherited a JC Higgings when my wifes uncle died. Mine happens to be in the recall group.

Search on J C Higgins recall
The shotguns were sold in Sears stores and through its catalog as the
"J.C. Higgins Bolt Action 12-Gauge Model 10 Shotgun" during the 1950s. It was carried under a number of product numbers: 583.13, 583.14, 583.15, 583.16, 583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21 and 583.22. The product model number is engraved on the barrel of the shotgun.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the shotgun. Call
800-817-9165 for identification verification and instructions on return
procedures.

Yours being a 583.11 sounds like it is probably okay.
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Old June 15, 2005, 07:30 PM   #31
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I learned to squirrel hunt with Dad's JC Higgins .410 bolt shotgun. I'd still use it now if .410's weren't so ridiculously expensive.
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Old June 16, 2005, 02:45 PM   #32
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I have one of the Mossbergs in 16 gauge. I twas my first gun and I still love to shoot it!!
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