The Double-Nine, a double-action nine shot Western style revolver, first appeared in 1958. It had an aluminum frame, a rebounding hammer, and a 5½ inch barrel. They were available in both blue and nickel finish , though I have seen far fewer in nickel than in blue. Early grips were white or black plastic, and later fake stag was available. A few rare guns have checkered black plastic grips. Sears sold the gun as the J.C. Higgins Ranger or Model 90, and later also as the Ranger De Luxe. High Standard also made western style revolvers for Western Auto and Kroydon Arms.