Old enough to remember?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by hkhunter, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. hkhunter

    hkhunter New Member

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    Hey, do you remember when Ruger rifles and Kimber handguns were cheaper than any other brands? I remember Ruger MKII rifles being evaluated and were tack drivers and much cheaper than the competition. Same when Kimber handguns were introduced. Maybe that's why when you get older you lose your memory so you don't remember the good deals you passed up. BTW I remember when Colt AR's were cheap too!
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If it wasn't yesterday I don't remember. Lol
     

  3. spack762

    spack762 New Member

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    Who can remember yesterday?
     
  4. Control

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    What I wanted from Ruger in the 60's was their single shot #1. That's a superb rifle.

    The Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag and 45 Colt were less expensive than the S&W and available.

    They made the handsome M77 Express as well.

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  5. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    I remember when you could hand pick an EniField or mauser Fo $8.88 and the bayonet $1.29. I'm still working on the time machine!
     
  6. hkhunter

    hkhunter New Member

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    I bought a Ruger #1 in 1980 in 06. Only hunted with it for 10 years. It's a beautiful rifle. Will have to take a pic if it.
    I have a 44 carbine that is as old as me my dad bought.
    I do like my M77 I bought is 1990 with a laminated stock. Don't think I have seen but one other like it. Got it at Wal Mart.
     
  7. Hawg

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    I don't remember 8.88 but I remember buying Mausers out of a 55 gallon drum at Gibson's for 15.00 and Mosin's were at gun shows for 9.00 with no takers. I used to buy bayonets from a mail order co. called P&S Sales. IIRC they were 9 for 12 bucks.
     
  8. Donn

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    Found a 50 rd box of 22lr downstairs, price tag said 88 cents.
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Well you may also remember when a new Ford Fairlane was $2,200 dollars and a pound of hamburger was .33 cents. All of that was before the Government was running the printing presses 24/7. This has become the largest tax increase in American history. The government has borrowed dollars from the American tax payers and repaid them with piles of inflated paper. :(
     
  10. Control

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    When I was a teen I borrowed my late dad's Buick and had the gas station put in two dollars worth.

    Gas was $0.259 a gallon then except in a gas war when it was .0179. They pumped for you, made change as required at your window, cleaned your windshield and offered to "check the oil"!
     
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  11. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    I need help, What did I have for lunch today???

    Jim
     
  12. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The average wage in 1955 was about $5,000 dollars per year. The average wage today is $43,000 dollars. A Winchester 94 cost about $70 bucks back in 55'. It is no longer made in America and sells for $1,200 dollars. And we are told that gun companies make firearms in Japan to stay competitive. "Josey" Wales, would say don't piss down my back and tell me it is raining.:confused:
     
  13. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    I remember when you had a seperate GPS, and camera. Now its all on your smart phone.......:D
     
  14. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I remember when regular meant leaded.
     
  15. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    When I was about 10 or 11 my father gave me an M1 carbine that he got from the NRA for $20.00.
     
  16. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    What a phone? ... :confused:
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    We had compasses, and a camera that was usually a hand me down that used film.

    Yep, and high test was 96-98 octane

    Not the type we had. Most houses had a rotery phone in the kitchen. Living in NY we had many TV stations, 9 to be exact.
    We did have a summer house and Taconic telephone only did party lines.


    My 1st Deer gun was a bolt action Mossberg 12ga slug gun. It had rifle sights and everything. Paid $60.00 out the door brand new. I was making $3.00 off the books working 25 hours a week. Minimum was 1.90 or 2.10 at the time.

    That slug gun went from the east coast to the rockies and everywhere between. Lots of game. I sold it about 15 years ago for $120.00 to a shop. Bad move on my part.

    I still have a 100ct box of CCI .22lr ammo from the mid '70's. Written by hand it was $1.00, pretty steep for the time. But you could shoot small game for a month. Lots of cotton tails back then. You could also make .50 each for woodchucks from Farmers. I use to sell 1/2 cord of 4ft seasoned standing Hardwood deadwood for $7.00, all cut by hand and dragged out w/ a 1920's Shaw Du-All tractor, Pull start of course. Life was so much simpler those days. $5.00 in gas would last a week (.50 a gallon in NY). Now, less then 50 miles in the average car. The Cars also were much cheaper. My 1971 Lemans w/ a big block 350 was 2700.00 new. That was an expensive car.
     
  18. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I'm jealous of all you "old" folk, I wish I coulda lived through those days.
     
  19. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You mean like this one? With the deluxe package it ran a little more. Notice the sales tax!
     

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  20. Mongo

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    I bought my first Ruger revolver at KMart. A security six