I have a JC Higgins/ Sears Roebuck 16 ga bolt action model 58314 2 3/4" curious about history and value Thanx
Having some trouble--with model #, does your firearm have a adjustable choke on the muzzle end?
no it does not
Sorry Bigbear , these were under license from other gun
companies approx. value $ 75.00 to $175.00 new in box.
Also the model # you gave me crosses over to a High Standard model 10 pump, not a bolt action.......Joe
Thanx for ur response... I wasnt expecting it to be "valuable" just curious about it, it was my grandfathers and I plan on keeping it and possibly having a resto done on barrel and action (re-blu) Thanx again
A 583.14 is a bolt action 16 ga.made by Hi standard for sears in 1948 (model 10) some of those were recalled by sears in the 1990's. Called model 514 by Hi standard value $40 to $135
I have this same gun.What is its value now?
I just bought one of these shotguns and paid 150.00 for it. Boy do I feel like a heel.
My philosophy on buying guns is simple. If I like the gun, feel like I got a decent deal at the time of purchase and it goes bang when I pull the trigger, it's been a good deal.
Other the years I've sold enough guns at a slight profit to offset the ones I overpaid for....
The J. C. Higgins bolt action shotguns made by High Standard (Models <phone> , 583.15, 583.16, 583.17, 583.18, 583.19, 583.20, 583.21, 583.22) were all recalled in the late 1990's.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the shotgun. <phone> for identification verification and instructions on return procedures.
Ok...now I'd be bummed...
I have a j.c. higgins/sears 16 ga bolt action as well number 583.18, but it seems to work well. I was wondering did they put serial numbers on these guns because I have not yet been able to find one.
I thought they only recalled the 12 gauge
Long guns were not required to have a serial number prior to the 1968 Gun Control Act.
Sears Model Number 583.18 has been recalled for safety reasons.
Go to http://www.histandard.info/.
Click on Model Listing, then click on Sears Models made by High Standard, then click on Bolt Action Shotguns and scroll down until you find the recall information and the Sears contact number.
only the 12 gauge was recalled. I have a 16 gauge and just called the 1800 number. They repeated several times that one the 12 gauge model was recalled.
only the 12 ga was recalled. I have a 58318 16ga my father bought me in 1950. he and I went duck ,rabbit and squirrel hunting in e ark. it never misfired or had a problem. have shot #4 ,#6 ,slug and #00. have had it for 64 years. still fires as good as back then. use it today to keep buzzards of my dock and boat. also have it loaded with #00 for home defense.
Need to know if this is recalled and how to return
Your Sears Model 583.14 is a 16 gauge and was not included in the recall. Only 12 gauge guns were recalled.
I have a sears and roebuck 16 gauge shotgun. Model number 58314 i would like to know what year it was made and its value. Its all origional and works perfectly and in good condition. Please e mail me back
Bo29: The Sears Model 583.14 is a variant of the High Standard Model 10 and was made in 1948.
Retail value for a gun in good or better condition would range from $75 to $150 depending on mechanical and bore condition and remaining original wood and metal finish
583.13 thru 583.22 was recalled
Look it up
Only the 12 gauge High Standard Model 10 guns were recalled; i.e. Sears Model Numbers 583.13, 583.16, 583.17, and 583.20.
Sears, Roebuck and Company has recalled the 12 gauge versions of this model for safety reasons. Information on this recall can be found at: http://www.histandard.info/ . Click on Model listing; click on Private Labels (Sears Models Made by High Standard); click on bolt action shotguns; scroll down to see the recalled models and the phone number to call for return instructions.
Call Sears and they will tell you that only the 12 gauge versions were recalled even though the web site referenced above list 16 and 20 gauges in the recall.
I just bought a model 583.8. Im guessing this must be an earlier model. In exellent shape. Just wondering what year this model was made??
Made in 1947.
Looking at a 16 guage guy wants 400 for it after reading up I'm shocked to see its basically wall art.
Not wall art. They are great shooting shotguns. I have my grandfathers and I have shot tons of rabbits and squirrels with it. The most valuable firearm? No not at all. Well made and good shooting? It goes bang and hits where I point it. Pretty good to me
Thanks for the info re recalls! I was just curious as to others' experiences with the "JC's" bolt action 16 GA, value, likes, dislikes, etc. I've had mine since about 1959 maybe earlier, and it was used at purchase (no gunsmith tune-ups in those days: you shot what you had and learned to deal with its traits. I was lucky to get a good gun.). It was all my Beloved Father could afford (as I recall, it cost $25.00!), and I proudly used it and consistently outshot a distant cousin (hand-launched Trap shots, with the cousin hefting a new, Beautiful Remington 20 GA Pump. Of course I had an ammo ration of 1/2 box per session, so really concentrated on each shot). We shot in the then-unoccupied parts of Paradise Valley, AZ. My cousin's "Literally Rich Uncle" drove us out in the desert boonies in a bright yellow '59 Cadillac Coupe that had shock Boosters, or something, to take the off-road desert at the push of a button on the dash! Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I was a 9th grader, my cousin Buzz, 8th.
My 16 was cared for well, but has developed a forestock 6" crack (dryness)which I haven't had occasion to repair. The old guy never, ever even hiccoughed through 100's of rounds. and still resides in my safe. Treasure and memories, some of them Wisdom that a growing young man needs to realize...especially the last time I ever killed an animal, from the rolled down back window of the Caddy, moving, at a moving Prairie Dog: pegged him at about 10 yards (more like blew him away), and felt Shame. Made me appreciate the Gift of Life. Yes, I'd hunt to eat, but not just to see if I could make a difficult shot!
Best Wishes, and Thanks Again for the recall info!