on a night I really needed it. Spent a few minutes searching YouTube, 20 minutes later, a little hot solder on a blown circuit board connection and its running again. From the stuff left behind it looks like it exploded. YouTube is a wonderful place
I've always liked Sears. I bought a lot of Kenmore items over the years. They never seemed to pressure me. Bought a lot of exercise equipment from them too.My dryer stopped working last summer, it was only a few years old. Turned out to be a burned out heating element, was pretty cheap to replace. But it was going to take a week to get it shipped, so I drove up to the Sears parts center in New Brunswick. What a bizarre place, it was just about all that was left in an abandoned shopping mall with grass growing through the cracks in the pavement. They were still using PC based cash registers with green CRT screens.
In reality, Sears is now a name only. Their appliances are manufactured by a myriad of companies and branded with the Kenmore name, as do many other brand names. As a company they are in a financial death spiral. My wife worked in the Ocean County Mall store back in the 70's. It is now but a shadow of its former self. Once an American icon; destroyed, some say, by its CEO Lampert.Same here.
The double is probably a Savage/Stevens. Sears had contracts with all the major manufacturers.Scott I have a JC Higgins double, cant say I have vintage ammo though! I also have another blast from the past that was purchased at Sears by my father I believe, its a Harrington and Richardson singe shot 12ga
As a kid, I spent many a summer at an Uncle's dairy farm in upstate NY. The Sear's catalog was their shopping mall of the day. From clothes to farm equipment, it got ordered through the catalog.We kids spent hours pouring over the Christmas Wish Book back in the 60's and 70's.
Looks to be in fantastic condition. I have begun buying some older pieces. My favorite is the Ruger 44 carbine, bought it new and used for hunting upstate NY. Ruger also made a lever action model 96, which is next on the list. They all have a resemblance to their current 10/22. Just picked up a Red Hawk last month, so that caliber is complete.My most prized gun, mainly for sentimental reasons. It was my father's Sears J.C Higgins Model 60 semi-auto purchased from Sears in Camden in 1957. Killed my first duck with it. The gun still functions flawlessly and is built like a tank. High Standard made these for Sears. I still have a full box of Sears 00 Buck for it too.