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texaswoodworker 01-19-2012 02:41 AM

Free gun magazine from 1960
 
I was looking online and I found this old gun magazine. http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1960issues/G0660.pdf

The prices make me want to cry.

M1 Garand-$79.95
Mosin Nagants 91/30-$14.95
US Army M1917-$29.95
Argentine Mauser-$19.95
Enfield Jungle Carbine-$24.95

7mm ammo (1000 rounds) for $10

(go to pages 34-35 of the pdf and you will see more)

I even saw cap and ball revolvers for $5-$7:eek:

c3shooter 01-19-2012 04:31 AM

Then you REALLY do not want to look at the reprint of the Sears catalog from around 1906.

Greener side by side shotguns for around $10. :eek:

trip286 01-19-2012 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 681525)
Then you REALLY do not want to look at the reprint of the Sears catalog from around 1906.

Greener side by side shotguns for around $10. :eek:

My grandmother had an original Sears catalog from that time frame.
Along with the Greeners, S&W revolvers :6-10 dollars Colt revolvers: 6-12 dollars

Along with myriad other guns that I don't recognize because they were way before my time.

kfox75 01-19-2012 06:38 AM

Wow! Cheap guns, no waiting periods, no form 4473, just send your money and we'll ship it to your house! My elders are right, Those were the good ol' days!:mad:



Oh wait. What was the minimum wage in 1960, much less 1906?::confused:

Kinda takes the shock out of it, don't it.:D If you take inflation into account, we are still paying about the same prices. Ten bucks is a fortune when you only make $.19 an hour.

Still a pretty cool download though.

trip286 01-19-2012 06:44 AM

Look at it this way, a nice tricked out Colt SAA would run around $10-15 dollars post civil war. A cowboy would have to save for sometimes a year or more to get one. Especially if he frequented the bars and brothels. I think going wages around that time for cowboy work was around 60 cents per day.

c3shooter 01-19-2012 01:11 PM

Inflation, wages, and the price of goods-

In 1900, you could pretty much buy a great Colt Single Action Army for a nice, shiny $20 gold piece.

In 2012, you can buy a great Colt Single Action Army for a nice, shiny $20 gold piece.

Here's a hint- neither the gold nor the gun changed. Dollars sure did.

texaswoodworker 01-19-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kfox75 (Post 681629)
Wow! Cheap guns, no waiting periods, no form 4473, just send your money and we'll ship it to your house! My elders are right, Those were the good ol' days!:mad:



Oh wait. What was the minimum wage in 1960, much less 1906?::confused:

Kinda takes the shock out of it, don't it.:D If you take inflation into account, we are still paying about the same prices. Ten bucks is a fortune when you only make $.19 an hour.

Still a pretty cool download though.

I did a google search. In 1960, the average family income of $5600. So I guess they are not as cheap as I though, but still.

texaswoodworker 01-19-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 681763)
Inflation, wages, and the price of goods-

In 1900, you could pretty much buy a great Colt Single Action Army for a nice, shiny $20 gold piece.

In 2012, you can buy a great Colt Single Action Army for a nice, shiny $20 gold piece.

Here's a hint- neither the gold nor the gun changed. Dollars sure did.

Yep, they sure did.:(

texaswoodworker 01-19-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 681637)
Look at it this way, a nice tricked out Colt SAA would run around $10-15 dollars post civil war. A cowboy would have to save for sometimes a year or more to get one. Especially if he frequented the bars and brothels. I think going wages around that time for cowboy work was around 60 cents per day.

The funny (or should I say sad) thing is, that same, exact gun would cost about a year's pay now. Especially if it was an early one.


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