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This is a little slow to load, but well worth it.
Guns Magazine Jan. 1961 Check out the prices on the WWII rifles. Articles of old are good for today.

http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1961issues/G0161.pdf
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Loved looking at the old ads and "stuff". A person could have picked up some nifty guns for cheap prices back then. Excellent
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Nice ol A-5 on the first page. Reminds me of my Uncle Gerald's matching Belgium Browning's he had back in the day.  
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Things you don't connect to the pre 60's like barrel porting for recoil pg. 60 , IWB holsters with clip Pg 52, Speedlock firing pens.Pg 39. Mentioned Winchester developing lead free shot pg. 30. 37MM Bofers anti tank gun for $300 Pg 51. Tear gas pen pg 15.

 Those were thee days my friend . We thought they would never end.

Ed will likely want to make this link a sticky in ED's World
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I remember those old ads in all the old gun books and magazines.  My buds and I used to carry them around in Jr and Senior High School and look at them when we were bored.
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Is that you I see sitting in the middle up front ED?
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Nice ol A-5 on the first page. Reminds me of my Uncle Gerald's matching Belgium Browning's he had back in the day.  


10-4 on that Mark. My first firearm purchase (1966) was a Belgium Browning Sweet Sixteen. Still have it and it is indeed... sweet.
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:







AFTER eattin too?!?!?! Do we have the Libs to thank for that too?? 
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Gas was about .26 a gallon, if there was a minimum wage it was below $1.40 an hour, and there was no 1968 GCA (notice the Lee Harvey Oswald special in the lower left corner). But still, most of those guns are a hell of a lot cheaper than what they bring today, even when you factor in inflation.
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in 1968 Min Wage was $.60 I sacked at the A&P store.
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In 1968 the minimum wage was $1.60 per hour
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I think it was a scaled wage. Part time was .60. I still have my first check stub.
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For that you had to wear a white shirt and wear a silly bow tie.
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In 1971 I was making $1.45 an hour to make Arby's.
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In 1970 I was making $1 an hour loading furniture for Mayflower because there was some clause somewhere that made us fall thru the cracks of Minimum Wage....


San Antonio, Texas.....it was pretty hot outside loading furniture in a truck!    
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In 73 or 74 I was making less than $2.00 an hour at Sears. A friend of mine's mom got me a 1 day job unloading trucks at Churchill Downs. It payed union electrician wages; which was 10.00 plus an hour at the time. I thought the pay was great and was eager to do the work. The rest of the crew were laid off union electricians, and all they did was bitch and told me to slow down.
When I got my check, they had taken out all the taxes and stuff along with union duesFurious I learned something about unions that day.
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I liked the Elmer Keith page.  The "new" jacketed round nose .338 Hornady's were pretty steep -- $6.50/100!
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I finally just went through the magazine. I don't rather to be depressed or sick. Not only the prices, but the availability of highly collectable WWI and WWII guns that could be MAIL ORDERED.
Where's Ed's wayback machine? I want to go shopping.
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This magazine came up while researching prices for a group of estate guns. The Burgo 38 spl derringer was found in one of the sale sections. One of the guns I didn't find a price for was an ARMS CO 7 shot 22lr revolver. Made in Nashville TN. 1940s or 50s time frame. Looks unfired by not showing a cylinder drag mark. Not absolutely sure that I have the nerve to fire it either. Shocked
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Looks unfired by not showing a cylinder drag mark. Not absolutely sure that I have the nerve to fire it either. Shocked

Send it to
Graham....Big Grin
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50 cents a box for 22 solids.  55 cents for Hollowpoints for the Big Spenders!!   Eek
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A Winchester Model 61 was $69.95 in 1963!!  In 1963 I figured I'd get one after I grew up and got a job and got my hands on $69!!   Shocked   

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1970 Marlin Glenfield 60 was $19.99 at TG&Y. That even included a scope. Still my favorite plinking rifle. I did upgrade the scope to Weaver V-22 when I bought it.
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