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MolonLabe2008
03-21-2011, 7:39 AM
A blast from the past...

Prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968, you could buy almost any firearm that struck your fancy by mail order.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sCeqPDSHDew/TYZncsRph3I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/uzm59TFMffw/s1600/nra+2+garand.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TAFZ7WTnHIc/TYZnl-iKg9I/AAAAAAAAAWU/PKMyoLGeVl8/s1600/Nra+2+carbine.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t3b1gk3cQBs/TYZrmMr2B9I/AAAAAAAAAWc/XEBEbi6YP2E/s1600/nra+2+1911.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RpBp26_09wA/TYZrt0TMQzI/AAAAAAAAAWk/moKQL6E0r3Q/s1600/nra+2+garand+7999.jpg

More at link
Remember When You Could Buy These Firearms By Mail Order Before The Gun Control Act of 1968?
http://armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/2011/03/remember-when-you-could-buy-these_20.html

lgm118icbm
03-21-2011, 7:46 AM
Ahh, the good 'ol days.....

Bigdaa
03-21-2011, 7:58 AM
I was 12 in 68 and totally in to my Daisy Model 1894 lever action........

jonzer77
03-21-2011, 8:02 AM
I was only a itch in my dads pants at that time.

coyotebait
03-21-2011, 8:06 AM
Born in '70. I see the M1 carbine has held it's value a bit better than my house.

Helpful_Cub
03-21-2011, 8:08 AM
I'm amazed at how we go through 2 World Wars and suddenly the Gov't doesn't trust people with guns anymore.

coyotebait
03-21-2011, 8:20 AM
I'm amazed at how we go through 2 World Wars and suddenly the Gov't doesn't trust people with guns anymore.

I'm not.....progressives. Subjects must be disarmed.

paul0660
03-21-2011, 8:24 AM
Did they ban online sales this weekend?

coyotebait
03-21-2011, 9:08 AM
Did they ban online sales this weekend?

I can't order a current military rifle and have it delivered directly to my door like the old days.

xrMike
03-21-2011, 9:28 AM
I think I remember reading somewhere that there was actually a time when you could buy a Thompson, through the mail, from Sears Robuck.

You could buy a Solothurn through the mail too.

I might have read it in that crazy anarchist book, Unintended Consequences... :D

bruceflinch
03-21-2011, 9:39 AM
I was only a itch in my dads pants at that time.

LOL:D

Aren't you glad he scratched it!
:)

Freagan
03-21-2011, 11:32 AM
I remember you used to be able to buy AK parts kits off Ebay. :D

SgtDinosaur
03-21-2011, 2:38 PM
Yes, I remember seeing the ads, although I was 13 and couldn't buy anything.

paul0660
03-21-2011, 2:48 PM
I can't order a current military rifle and have it delivered directly to my door like the old days.

Well, when that ad was run, the M1 and M1 carbine weren't current. You can get them delivered to your door (if you can get the carbine mag deal worked out) in California with a 03 license. From CMP, you might be able to get both, but certainly the M1, without a license, but, admittedly, some hoops to jump through.

And, back in those days, you had to fill out a form and send in a check or money order. No CC, bank draft, paypal (haha), Gunpal (HAHA).

Yes it isn't like it was, but a dark curtain has not yet dropped over online gun sales. In fact, if not for the prices (which might be relevant), I don't know what the point of this thread is.

rob1105
03-21-2011, 2:48 PM
Ummm I just mail ordered a M1 Garand and Fedex brought it to my house.

paul0660
03-21-2011, 2:50 PM
rob, stop making sense!