Make: J.C. Higgins/Sears/High Standard
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Caliber: .22 LR, .22 Short High Velocity
Action Type: Semi-Auto
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “J.C. Higgins-Model 31- Pat No 2552429 / Sears, Roebuck, And Co. 583.3100”. The right side is marked “Shoots Any .22 Long or Long Rifles / or .22 Shorts , High Speed Only”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade in a dovetailed slot front sight, and a leaf rear sight. The elevator is missing.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood. There is a 1” crack behind the receiver on the right side. The wood is in generally good condition with otherwise few scratches or dings. There is no butt plate provided. The LOP measures approx. 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition and are ‘neat’ with the wood side plates.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: The barrel has been blued over old surface pitting.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minor fouling present and some very light possible erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 50% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear through the blue to the pitted surface below . This is visible the full length of the barrel to the alloy receiver. The receiver finish is intact, showing some wear and scuff marks. The Screw heads are serviceable and show wear and some disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fair - Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a great rifle to teach the kids how to show and to have some real plinking fun. A semi-auto that shoots long rifle and shorts is very useful. You will have a great time killing cans with this rifle.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
LSB#: 120209TA01 Make: J.C. Higgins/Sears/High Standard Model: 31/583.3100 Serial Number: NSN Year of Manufacture: 1956 Caliber: .22 LR, .22 Short High Veloc
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