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Talk:J.C. Higgins Shotgun Series

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Ted Williams Model 21 Shotgun - 12 gauge
J.C. Higgins Model 20 sawed-off shotgun (18.5" barrel) - 12 gauge

Flight King

I removed the comment about the Model 20 being a field grade Flight King. I have both guns and they look nothing alike. Everything from the magazine tube end cap to the ejection port to the receiver to the bolt are different. Since they look like completely different shotguns, one cannot be said to be the same as another. Now there maybe a High Standard model which looks identical, knowing that HS made a lot of shotgun variants, but currently that is undetermined. MoviePropMaster2008 19:37, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Just curious

Was the Ted Williams model named after Ted Williams the ballplayer? I knew he was a great outdoorsman, but I always thought more of a fisherman than a shooter. --Funkychinaman 22:44, 29 October 2011 (CDT)

Yes. Sears carried various sports and outdoor items with Ted Williams name on them for many years. Back in 1979, when I was 11, I purchased my first set of weights from Sears. Ted Williams name was on every plate. Four years later (1983) I purchased another set from Sears and his name was nowhere to be found in the store. --Jcordell (talk) 18:34, 20 August 2013 (EDT)
Ted Williams weights? The man looked like he never picked up a weight his entire life. (This is not to knock the physique of the HOF ballplayer and genuine American hero Ted Williams, he was just a pretty thin guy for most of this playing career.) --Funkychinaman (talk) 18:49, 20 August 2013 (EDT)
Guess they figured that it didn't matter. His name was enough. And who knows maybe he was one of those guys who lifted weights for endurance and fitness instead of mass and power. Probably not considering the time period though. Good chance that if he did do any type of strength training it was push-ups and isometrics. Back then if you were into hard-core weight-lifting there was a tendency for people to think you were gay and there was a belief that too much muscle mass would make you "muscle-bound" and slow you down. Williams wouldn't have wanted that to happen to him I bet. --Jcordell (talk) 16:25, 21 August 2013 (EDT)
Big ballplayers like Ted Kluszewski were an anomaly back then. I can't imagine a ballplayer, or ANY celebrity outside of professional shooters allowing their name on a firearm these days. --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:38, 21 August 2013 (EDT)

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