Make: Hi Standard, Branded JC Higgins
Model: Model 20 (JC Higgins), Flite King (Hi Standard)
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: Unknown, but Pre 1968
Caliber: 12 Ga.
Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “J.C. Higgins Model 20 12 Ga. p / Sears, Roebuck And Co. 583.59”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Proof Tested – 12 Ga. – Mod. / 2 ¾” Chamber”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: 18.3 or .718”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a hole for a forward bead, but there is no bead present.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are nicely oil finished wood, with a checkered pistol grip and grooved forearm. The finish shows a bit of wear, though there are very few scratches, rubs or visible wear. The LOP measures 14”. The stocks rate in about excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is about mirror bright. There is no erosion present.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows slight wear on the magazine tube from operating the forearm. The receiver flats also show some very light surface scratches. This gun looks almost new, showing only light storage and possible handling wear. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Here is a striking shotgun. The gun is of a much higher quality than would be expected from anything stamped JC Higgins. Our research indicates that Hi Standard made this shotgun, under the name JC Higgins, for sale at Sears. Hi standard certainly has a name that you would recognize. The gun is strong, well finished and quite pleasant to look at. Bid often folks!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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