I am going to be selling it and I want to make sure I know the right license to sell it to. It is a Sears JC Higgins patent # 2552429 and with a number "583.85" beneath it. That's on the barrel to the left and just ahead of the rear sight.
Besides a mark that it's .22 LR only I don't see any other marks.
It's a tube loading .22. I figure it MUST be before 1968, but how long before?
I can get actual pics if it would help. It looks very similar to the following one on gunbroker:
Note, that is NOT the actual firearm. I am just using that guy as a convenient example. I chopped the stock for my wife and it has no scope and his auction ended months ago. But the pictures look really close.
Also, does anyone know what it is under the JC Higgins skin and perhaps even where to get things like an exploded diagram or a manual or disassembly instructions for a related model?
Thank you for your time.