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JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
Hey I had ammo not suitable for the last one
Price was cheap 100 bucks.
I also have used one exactly like this in 20 gauge since a teen.
Great guns if you come across one

The 20 was a great bunny buster.

Still have it.




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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,378 Senior Member
    Now that's just not fair! Is it a Mossberg? What model?
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    edited September 2021 #3
    It's one from Sears a JC Higgins.
    Picked it up while bear hunting.

    What's really not fair is today I saw a marlin ranger in 16 gauge.

    Do I really need 3 ?
    It was pretty cheap too....lol
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,566 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    I've wondered that myself. I've got an old Hawthorne brand Bolt 20ga that would make a handy slug gun with a red dot on top.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    Would be fun to pattern a red dot of some variety and see how far a squirrel shot you could take 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    These were made by Highstandard for Sears.

    Being full choke I wasn't thinking of a slug gun but there is a lot of meat there on these.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    I hunted squirrels with a bolt Rem 12 as a kid because that's what we had. Bought a Montgomery Wards bolt 20 to keep next to the bed in the seedy neighborhood where I lived when I moved here because I had no money. They work. That one's much nicer than those old guns from my past.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    I've wondered that myself. I've got an old Hawthorne brand Bolt 20ga that would make a handy slug gun with a red dot on top.
    Long distance enabling going on now :wink:
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    I hunted squirrels with a bolt Rem 12 as a kid because that's what we had. Bought a Montgomery Wards bolt 20 to keep next to the bed in the seedy neighborhood where I lived when I moved here because I had no money. They work. That one's much nicer than those old guns from my past.
    Montgomery Wards :smile:
    Yeah I remember them.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,277 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    These were made by Highstandard for Sears.

    Being full choke I wasn't thinking of a slug gun but there is a lot of meat there on these.


    I have 2 of the Mossbergs in 16 ga. that  I inherited, might have to look at that.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,566 Senior Member
    I hunted squirrels with a bolt Rem 12 as a kid because that's what we had. Bought a Montgomery Wards bolt 20 to keep next to the bed in the seedy neighborhood where I lived when I moved here because I had no money. They work. That one's much nicer than those old guns from my past.
    Montgomery Wards :smile:
    Yeah I remember them.
    I think the Hawthorne I have is a Ward's brand.
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,378 Senior Member
    edited September 2021 #13
    It's one from Sears a JC Higgins.
    Picked it up while bear hunting.

    What's really not fair is today I saw a marlin ranger in 16 gauge.

    Do I really need 3 ?
    It was pretty cheap too....lol
    You should be ashamed of yourself just for uttering the words "Do I really need" in this forum! What does need have to do with buying  gun?
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,615 Senior Member
    When I was a kid I hunted with a 12 ga bolt action shotgun, detach mag fed. It was my BiL's gun, and I can't remember who made it.I looked on the web but no luck.  It wasn't a well-known maker or could have been made by a well-known maker for a different branding. It was full choke and had no safety in it...had to carry it with one in the chamber, uncocked. Ready to shoot, work the bolt handle.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    Except for that safety aspect sounds like a Marlin 55 Gene.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    It's one from Sears a JC Higgins.
    Picked it up while bear hunting.

    What's really not fair is today I saw a marlin ranger in 16 gauge.

    Do I really need 3 ?
    It was pretty cheap too....lol
    You should be ashamed of yourself just for uttering the words "Do I really need" in this forum! What does need have to do with buying  gun?
    Fine!!!!
    It's in the shops closet now.
    WTH 250 For an O/U 

    Close call..... lucky I could leave it there as the Barrel had a repair.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,566 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    It's one from Sears a JC Higgins.
    Picked it up while bear hunting.

    What's really not fair is today I saw a marlin ranger in 16 gauge.

    Do I really need 3 ?
    It was pretty cheap too....lol
    You should be ashamed of yourself just for uttering the words "Do I really need" in this forum! What does need have to do with buying  gun?
    Fine!!!!
    It's in the shops closet now.
    WTH 250 For an O/U 

    Close call..... lucky I could leave it there as the Barrel had a repair.
    Bummer, an O/U 16ga would have been a hoot!!
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,615 Senior Member
    Except for that safety aspect sounds like a Marlin 55 Gene.

    It's possible.  I don't know if Marlin manufactured guns under a different name.  It could be the safety had been removed, which would seem to be likely. My BiL was not a gun person.  It was ungainly and awkward but what did I know about BA shotguns when I was 15 years old.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,137 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    You think there is enough metal on one of those Mossbergs to add a scope base?
    These were made by Highstandard for Sears.

    Being full choke I wasn't thinking of a slug gun but there is a lot of meat there on these.


    Opening up that choke to something more compatible with slugs isn't all that much of a chore...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,378 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    It's one from Sears a JC Higgins.
    Picked it up while bear hunting.

    What's really not fair is today I saw a marlin ranger in 16 gauge.

    Do I really need 3 ?
    It was pretty cheap too....lol
    You should be ashamed of yourself just for uttering the words "Do I really need" in this forum! What does need have to do with buying  gun?
    Fine!!!!
    It's in the shops closet now.
    WTH 250 For an O/U 

    Close call..... lucky I could leave it there as the Barrel had a repair.
    Wait a minute! You left the BA to languish and bought an O/U?  No pic, not gun, no details, big fine! 
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    The BA is home

    The double I went back and passed on as I didn't like the barrel damage/repair

    It was probably fine but wasn't chancing it.
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,378 Senior Member
    got it! 
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
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