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New Old addition. (POA / POI pic added)

Post by Toddmann » September 27th, 2017, 6:09 pm

    Picked up a 1957 J.C. Higgins O/U 16 gauge yesterday. It has double triggers and shoulders very well. Hopefully both barrels will shoot straight and I'll have one more to chase them with next spring.
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    Post by forkedlighting » September 27th, 2017, 6:58 pm

    Toddmann wrote:Picked up a 1957 J.C. Higgins O/U 16 gauge yesterday. It has double triggers and shoulders very well. Hopefully both barrels will shoot straight and I'll have one more to chase them with next spring.
    Nice gun

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    Post by OLE RASPY » September 27th, 2017, 7:34 pm

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    Post by Grumpy » September 27th, 2017, 9:39 pm

    I have killed plenty of birds, ducks and geese with the 16 gauge, good find, I hope you raise hell with the turkeys with it
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    Post by hoobilly » September 27th, 2017, 9:54 pm

    very cool!

    looking forward to hearing about the Higgins exploits

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    Post by Yule » September 28th, 2017, 4:21 am

    Beautiful gun. My old 16 shoots 9.5 TSS, really well. It has 2 9/16 chamber, so hand rolling works great. Enjoy your piece of history.

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    Post by soiltester » September 28th, 2017, 6:16 am

    MMMMMMMMMMM ... R the barrels separated so you can shoot steel through it ????

    That's a great looking gun and a nice find for you!! :thumbup:
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    Post by Toddmann » September 28th, 2017, 8:22 am

    I'm thinking TSS #9 top barrel for those 40.5 shots and High brass lead #7.5 bottom barrel for the closer encounters.

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    Post by 2Shooter » September 28th, 2017, 8:58 am

    Awesome find Todd!!! Have you shot it to see how well the barrels are regulated? Just something special about turkey hunting with a 16ga!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Post by Toddmann » September 28th, 2017, 10:35 am

    Not yet but I plan on it real soon. I have a Savage 94b single 16ga I hunt with and that full barrel has an outstanding pattern @ 40.5 with TSS #9.

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    Post by Toddmann » September 28th, 2017, 10:52 am

    I have this same gun in a 20 gauge and it was also made in 1957.

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    Post by 2Shooter » September 28th, 2017, 10:29 pm

    Toddmann wrote:
    September 28th, 2017, 10:52 am
    I have this same gun in a 20 gauge and it was also made in 1957.
    Mann your full of surprises!!! :toothy7: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Post by GLS » September 29th, 2017, 5:18 am

    Did Marlin make that gun for JC Higgins? High Standard made pumps and a revolver for Sears. Gil

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    Post by Toddmann » September 29th, 2017, 6:43 am

    Yes they did Gil. Its' a Marlin Model 90.

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    Post by RapscallionVermilion » September 29th, 2017, 11:00 am

    Excellent find. Looks well cared for.

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    Post by Toddmann » September 30th, 2017, 12:42 pm

    20 yard shots using Rem LRE #6 shot. Top barrel looks to be fine. Its a little high aiming dead on blue mark but I aim where the feathers meet the waddle. The bottom barrel center of pattern is left. Gonna try some #7.5 High brass loads later on to see if that helps. Any other suggestions for bottom barrel? Really do not want to add sights since top barrel is good.
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    Post by hoobilly » September 30th, 2017, 2:02 pm

    almost need to shoot it at 40 and see how much its off.. top should be about perfect

    how many shots did you do at 20 using the bottom barrel?

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    Post by Toddmann » September 30th, 2017, 3:01 pm

    3 shots. All 3 were center left. Will definitely try at 40 with actual hunting ammo.

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    Post by RapscallionVermilion » September 30th, 2017, 3:14 pm

    If the pattern remains to the left and that barrel has a enough choke to start with, the old school approach would be to ream the choke out in the direction you wanted to move the pattern and open the pattern up at the same time.

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    Re: New Old addition. (POA / POI pic added)

    Post by hoobilly » September 30th, 2017, 5:21 pm

    RapscallionVermilion wrote:
    September 30th, 2017, 3:14 pm
    If the pattern remains to the left and that barrel has a enough choke to start with, the old school approach would be to ream the choke out in the direction you wanted to move the pattern and open the pattern up at the same time.
    Definitely do it this way.

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    Post by paboxcall » September 30th, 2017, 7:19 pm

    Cool find, first gun Dad gave me was an old JC Higgins 12 gauge pump. Still have that gun, lots of memories. Stays in the case these days.
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    Post by FloppinTom » October 1st, 2017, 11:53 am

    Nice Gun!
    I'm going to try some old Copper brass Mohawks in 7.5s for close barrel and TSS 9.5s in top barrel in my 16 this year as well. Good luck and let us know how poi and patterns are.
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    Re: New Old addition. (POA / POI pic added)

    Post by Toddmann » October 2nd, 2017, 6:42 am

    RapscallionVermilion wrote:
    September 30th, 2017, 3:14 pm
    If the pattern remains to the left and that barrel has a enough choke to start with, the old school approach would be to ream the choke out in the direction you wanted to move the pattern and open the pattern up at the same time.
    Thanks. Hope I don't have to resort to this.

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