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CrippledPidgeon
07-08-2008, 9:50 PM
I work at an archive library photocopying old manuscripts and books for patrons, and occasionally I come across fun gems like ads for amputations from doctors in the 1800's, or a pamphlet entitled "The Street Walker's Guide to San Francisco" which lists which neighborhoods had the best hookers in the 1970's... Anyway, I also occasionally come across fun firearm ads.

All these were copied from a publication called Metropolitan from the early 1900's (possibly 1908... It's been a while since I copied them and I forget exactly when the issue was published)

My personal favorite is for a Colt 1903
http://itchy.smugmug.com/photos/328487104_D5d9j-O.jpg

But there are other gems for these:
http://itchy.smugmug.com/photos/328487146_WryYv-L.jpg
http://itchy.smugmug.com/photos/328487193_tmFAF-XL.jpg

dfletcher
07-08-2008, 10:16 PM
I like the "phrase - ology" of the IJ advert.

CalNRA
07-08-2008, 10:37 PM
Lord help us, back in the 1900s women couldn't vote but they were encouraged to own guns to defend themselves.

today the party of "freedom" would prefer women not to have handguns and just wait for the police.

sigh. and people want to vote for Obama.

jdberger
07-08-2008, 10:43 PM
Lord help us, back in the 1900s women couldn't vote but they were encouraged to own guns to defend themselves.

today the party of "freedom" would prefer women not to have handguns and just wait for the police.

sigh. and people want to vote for Obama.


And you could buy them in hardware stores and by mail...

Saigon1965
07-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Would of love to see a price for ****s and giggles.

Moonclip
07-09-2008, 1:16 AM
One of the womans magazines ran ads from S&W in the early 1990's IIRC. It showed a woman and her young daughter being put to bed. Brady or one of the other anti gun groups was very upset, tried to get the FTC or someone to not allow this.

Tyrius
07-09-2008, 5:21 AM
I love seeing old ads like this. Not just for guns, but anything. Heck, guns might not even be the best ones, just because there will always the self-defense angle will always make legitimate sense (even if it is for protection against "tramps" and the ads exhort you "to do your duty by your burglar." Makes it sound like you should be paying their college fund...)

MikeH1
07-09-2008, 8:33 AM
here are some S&W ads from 1964...

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/mikeh420/sw_prices_1964_2.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/mikeh420/sw_prices_1964_1.jpg

Moonclip
07-09-2008, 2:30 PM
I like handcuffs:) Old Thompson SMG ads show a cowboys hosing off a bunch of cattle rustlers from a porch with a Thompson.