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Old 11-28-2013, 02:10 AM   #61
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This thread makes me wanna cry. We will never see any surplus for bargain prices the mosin nagants are the last of them.
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I remember back when shelves were full of .22LR

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Old 11-28-2013, 02:48 AM   #63
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I remember when Krystal Hamburgers were .06 cents. That's 16 for less than a dollar. I also remember when I could walk into a gun store, look at a hand gun, put my money on the counter and walk out with my new gun. All in about 10 minutes. No forms, no questions and no hassles.
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I remember picking up pop bottles out of ditches, or where ever we could find them. Take en to the grocery store for their refund, and buy candy, or smokes.
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...BTW I remember when Colt AR's were cheap too!
I wish I did. When I worked in a gun shop in Marietta, OH in the late '60's and early '70's, all Colts were expensive.
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When I got out of the Army gas was about 60 cents a gallon. When I was 22 years old I walked into a hardware store and saw 22lr revolvers in the isle on a display. You could just pick them up without anyone helping you. I grabbed two of them and headed to the checkout. They were less than $50 brand new. No paperwork at all.
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I remember when Krystal Hamburgers were .06 cents. That's 16 for less than a dollar. I also remember when I could walk into a gun store, look at a hand gun, put my money on the counter and walk out with my new gun. All in about 10 minutes. No forms, no questions and no hassles.
My dad had some old Popular Mechanics that had ads for mail order guns.Can't believe there was actually a time in America where you could have a gun delivered right to your house!No FFLs,no BS. Good Lord,talk about a great era long gone.Makes me want to weep for my country.






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I'm 66 years old, raised in southeast Okla. I bought a 43 Spanish Remington Rolling Block at a used furniture store for $40.00. I liked to think it was used by Pancho Villa himself. I mowed lawns for a quarter for small lawns and a seated liberty half dollar for big lawns, reel mower. 50 cents bought me a box of Remington 22lr hollowpoints and a quarter bought a box of shorts. 50 cents bought me a Heddon Chugger top water plug that caught me my first 5 pound bass on a Johnson Century green spincast reel and a solid glass rod, no more cane poles, that I paid $1.00 for at a junk sale.

Remember Canuck paper hulled shotgun shells ? Dove season saw bunches of these rolling around in the trunk of my 53 Crestline 2 door hardtop as my buddy and I went dove hunting after school in the fall. Ever shoot doves with a full choke 12 gauge takedown 1897 pump ? If you were really good you tried to hit them with the edge of pattern. Great practice for duck season with the same 12 ga.

I could go on for a while but won't.

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My dad had some old Popular Mechanics that had ads for mail order guns.Can't believe there was actually a time in America where you could have a gun delivered right to your house!No FFLs,no BS. Good Lord,talk about a great era long gone.Makes me want to weep for my country.
$50 for a STG44..... Brings a tear to my eyes. Where's my Delorean??
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I remember back when shelves were full of .22LR
It's crazy that it seems like so long ago. But in reality it was only like a year ago.
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