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#5665656 - 09/29/11 03:52 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Jericho]
Swampman700 Offline
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I've recently passed on a J.C. Higgins and a Revelation (Western Auto) marked Marlin 336.
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#5667466 - 09/30/11 07:17 AM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Swampman700]
jonboy 69 Offline
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i just sold a jc higgins L461 sako. also have a jc higgins high standard 22. lots of store brands.


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#5668328 - 09/30/11 12:07 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: jonboy 69]
Blackheart Offline
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I have several "store brand" guns and I like 'em just fine. For me they bring to mind fond memories of my youth, when I studied the gun sections of the Sears and Wards catalogs with enthusiasm and you could still actually order one and have it delivered to your door ! My first .22 was a J.C Higgins, my first shotgun a Western Field and I killed the biggest buck of my life with a slug fired from a Ted Williams 20 gauge pump.

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#5668476 - 09/30/11 01:08 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Jericho]
Reloder28 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jericho
Every blue moon you will find a Sears lever action in 35 Remington.


I have witnessed two blue moons since I started paying attention in the last 7 years but I have yet to see a Sears lever gun in 35 Remington. grin
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#5757577 - 10/28/11 04:53 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Reloder28]
boltman Offline
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I seem to recall the Ted Williams version of the M94 had some sort of funky forend cap. I have a memory going back about 35 years ago - a guy trying to sell me one and he held his hand over the forend cap so I wouldn't see it wink
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#5758846 - 10/29/11 05:55 AM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Jericho]
AntiqueSledMan Offline
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I am trying to research the Sears Lever Rifles,
I have come up with 3 different Models. Model 45, Model 54, and Model 100.
The Model 45's (Marlin 336)have two different Model Numbers, 103.450 & 103.451. The examples I have found show a JC Higgins label on the 103.450 and a Sears label on the 103.451. Also it seams they listed the 45 in 1964 & 1965. I have read forums with guys stating they have a Model 45 in 35 Rem.
The Model 54 (Winchester 94) have three identified Model Numbers, 273.2120, 213.810, and 273.811. These are New Model (NM)or post 1964 Winchesters made to Sears Specs. They all have the Stamped Carrier, Steel Butt Plates, and Nose Caps. I should mention here that they all have the long nose cap except the 273.811 which has a short nose cap. These are all listed as 30-30 and availlable from 1966 - 1972.
The Model 100 (Winchester 94) have three identified Model Numbers, 273.532151, 273.582140, and 273.582141. These are also New Model Winchesters made to Sears Specs. I know that Models 273.582140 & 273.582141 have the Ted Williams label and a Plastic Butt Plate. I can't verify if the carrier is Stamped or Cast, the only example I have found did have a cast but it was common practice to exchange the stamped with cast. I have read but can't verify that these were only available in 1973.
Two Models I haven't identified as yet are 273.532140 & 273.53419. I have read postings claiming the 273.2140 is a Model 100.
Any documented info, pictures or catalog pages would be appreciated.

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#5799397 - 11/10/11 02:58 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: AntiqueSledMan]
Nessmuk Offline
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I have a 54 in 30-30. Franks guns in Marcy NY has a Sears Marlin in 35.
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#5800055 - 11/10/11 06:40 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Nessmuk]
Swampman700 Offline
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There a Model 54 on Gunbroker and the pics hide that strange forend. They also seem to have a pre-'64 buttplate. Strange in a cool sorta way.
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#8222396 - 11/04/13 04:50 PM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: Swampman700]
AntiqueSledMan Offline
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Registered: 10/29/11
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Sears Lever Update

I guess I had some Model Numbers wrong on earlier post.

Model 45 listed in the Big Book was available in 30-30 & 35 Rem. and was listed from 1958 to 1964.
Both Models, 103.450 & 103.451 were manufactured by Marlin (336).

Model 54 listed in the Big Book was available in 30-30 only and was listed from 1964 - 1971.
Models 273.810, 273.811, and 273.2120 were manufactured by Winchester (NM94).

Model 100 listed in the Big Book was available in 30-30 only and was listed from 1972 - 1982.
Models 273.532140 and 273.532141 were manufactured by Winchester (NM94).

The Sears Spare Parts page lists the following,
273.810 = Sears 54 Lever Action Repeating Rifle
237.811 = Sears Lever Action Repeating Rifle
273.2120 = Sears 54 Lever Action Repeating Rifle
273.53419 = Sears Winchester Carbine
273.532140 = Sears Model 100 Ted Williams Lever Action Repeating Rifle
273.532141 = Sears Model 100 Lever Action Repeating Rifle
Not listed on Sears Spare Parts Page,
103.450, 103.451, 273.532151


Edited by AntiqueSledMan (11/04/13 04:53 PM)

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#8223749 - 11/05/13 05:50 AM Re: "Ted Williams" levers [Re: AntiqueSledMan]
444Matt Offline
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A friend wanted a lever action 30-30 I got a good deal on a Ted Williams model from Joes64gto here on the fire. It was well used but not abused and was a great shooter. As far as I can tell its just a rebranded 94.
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