Free gun magazine form 1960

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  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    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:
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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:
     

  3. trip286

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    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.
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
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  5. trip286

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    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.
     
  6. c3shooter

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    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.
     
  7. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    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.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Yep, they sure did.:(
     
  9. texaswoodworker

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    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.