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March 16, 2008, 03:33 PM
i have my grandfathers old shotgun and i was wondering if you could help me ID the maker. my grandpa said he bought it at sears and roebuck its a side-side 12g, double triggers,american stock, full-modfied. it has the words ranger chief and the left side of the reciver and he said he cant remember when he bought it ( he's 75yrs old). the gun is in perfect condition besides some wearing of the blueing on the reciver.


March 16, 2008, 03:46 PM
need more info or pics... it is possibly a J.C. Higgins (common sears private label) but no clue to manufacturer. Can you post pics and more info?

March 16, 2008, 04:19 PM
here they are, forgot to mention that there are no ejectors just extrators, theres a thumb safety on the top of the gun which resets it self after a shot when the breech is opened

J F Cooper
March 16, 2008, 07:16 PM
Your gun was made by the J Stevens company, Probably between 1920 and 1940. Sears used the Ranger name, before using the J C Higgins name on guns.. JFC

March 18, 2008, 05:33 PM
thanks much