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Steve1968LS2
02-19-2012, 5:54 PM
I love these old adds.. and while I know our dollar is devalued compared to then it's still crazy to see the prices.. We went to the antique swap meet today and this was in a 1952 issue of a gun mag.

A Colt 1911 for $45!! :eek:

The "wild wolf skin" for 9 bucks is sorta nuts too.. and as for laws you just order the gun and they shipped it to your house.. lol

http://i42.tinypic.com/elklw.jpg

Maybejim
02-19-2012, 6:07 PM
Of course that was back when $45 would buy something.

SocomM4
02-19-2012, 6:36 PM
Damn, 49 bucks for a excellent to perfect colt .45. Jizzed.

Moto
02-19-2012, 6:43 PM
In the colt 1911 add it says comes with 9 shot clip!

Oh? So it is a clip? Lol

ojisan
02-19-2012, 6:52 PM
"Finest Italian, Belgian or Spanish .25 Automatic pistols.
Values to $55...now just $29.95."

Mail-order Saturday Night Special anyone?

chim-chim7
02-19-2012, 8:32 PM
Just think 60 years from now a new generation of shooters will be looking at our gun prices now saying the same thing. Wow only $1300 for a Springfield TRP. They will cost like $15,000 then.

Tmac
02-19-2012, 8:43 PM
$44.95 in 1952 had the same buying power as $371.78 in 2011.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.65%.

Tmac
02-19-2012, 8:47 PM
The Ruger Standard still costs about the same..

$37.50 in 1952 had the same buying power as $310.16 in 2011.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.65%.

sephy
02-19-2012, 9:28 PM
Thanks for sharing! I'll have to show that to my brother. He'll get a kick out of the .25's next to the 1911's.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-19-2012, 9:43 PM
Good old Klein's Sporting Goods of Chicago. Back in 1963 they would ship a Carcano right to your door.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0dld9b-clRw/SFoD1psI1TI/AAAAAAAACzk/aykPi2584sE/s400/DSC09765.JPG

Mojave Desert
02-19-2012, 9:50 PM
Oooh, wild skunk skins for $4.95!

Merc1138
02-19-2012, 10:00 PM
Good old Klein's Sporting Goods of Chicago. Back in 1963 they would ship a Carcano right to your door.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0dld9b-clRw/SFoD1psI1TI/AAAAAAAACzk/aykPi2584sE/s400/DSC09765.JPG

Book repository office cat sees what you did there from the window.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/43/i_see_what_you_did_there.jpg

trob
02-20-2012, 6:22 AM
Not just a colt 45, they were selling lightly used army surplus colt 45's..... Worth 3x as much as a standard colt in today's market. 3-$5,000

My phone call back in 1952 goes like this:

"uh, yea, how many of those colt 1911's do you have?....15,000 you say?...ok, I'll take them all...can you get more?".

Capybara
02-20-2012, 9:30 PM
If Marty McFly was smart, he and Doc would have brought back as many 1911s as the Dolrean could hold.

mosinnagantm9130
02-20-2012, 10:01 PM
You think it's a good deal on 1911's, you should see the prices listed for G/K43's on those old ads;)

CBlacksheep
02-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Screw the 1911, a Webley MkVI for twenty bucks!