J.C. Higgins Model 20

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A J.C. Higgins Model 20 12 Gauge Shotgun (High Standard Flite King) shown with Power-Pac Choke System.

Although they are not particularly valuable or collectible, they are known for their high quality and for being exceptionally smooth-shooting shotguns.

The J.C. Higgins Model 20 was a re-branded High Standard Flite King chambered in 12 Gauge.


This re-branded version of the High Standard Flite King came with the following features:

  • 12 Gauge chambering (only).
  • 2-3/4" Chamber.
  • 28" Barrel.
  • POWer-PAC Choke System / Poly-Choke (Adjustable Choke) / Typical screw-in choke / Fixed Choke - Depending on specific model / year.
  • 6-round tube magazine.


Below are some interesting and useful resources on the J.C. Higgins Model 20.


Below is a manual for the J.C. Higgins Model 20, dated April of 1949!



Below is a catalog page featuring the J.C. Higgins Model 20, being showcased with it's "new" (at the time) POWer-PAC Choke System!

A Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog page featuring the J.C. Higgins Model 20 with the "new" POWer-PAC Choke System.