Make: J. C. Higgins Made By Stevens
Model: J.C.Higgins 101.25 - Stevens 39A/59A-C
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Caliber: .410 Gauge, 2¾ and 3” Shells.
Action Type: Bolt Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top surface of the barrel is marked “J.C.Higgins – Model 101.25 / Sears, Roebuck & Company” , with a circled SP proof mark and a circled 3K date code. The left side of the barrel is marked “2 ½ & 3 In. Shells”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Choke: The bore measures .385”.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun has a flat milled into the top of the receiver as a rear sighting plane and a silver bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is brown wood with a pistol grip. There is a 2” scratch on the right side near the back of the stock and a very small chip at the bottom of the pistol grip. The LOP measures 137/8”. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are two small nicks near the muzzle and a scratch on the top of the receiver. The balance of the finish shows no marks or erosion. The Screw heads are undamaged. The markings are sharp and clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly..
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Stevens Model 39A/59ABC models were made from the 1930’s up to nearly 1970, and were sold to Sears as the J.C.Higgins model up until 1962. This shotgun gained popularity for youngsters starting out in the shooting sport. It has since gained popularity as a good Turkey gun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun can be transferred in California.
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