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I am sure many of you never seen the WWII Post war adds for Surplus guns and equipment, Back in the 50's you could actually buy them through the mail at those prices along with all Brand New Jeeps for CHEAP. Check out these ads they are the real deal and were found in outdoor life, field and stream and even comic books.

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19 minutes ago, bushden said:

I am sure many of you never seen the WWII Post war adds for Surplus guns and equipment, Back in the 50's you could actually buy them through the mail at those prices along with all Brand New Jeeps for CHEAP. Check out these ads they are the real deal and were found in outdoor life, field and stream and even comic books.

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Found a sears n roebuck catalog at my grand father's m1 carbine 78 bucks.  I have his 12 guage auto he ordered from it and still use it

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5 minutes ago, vdep217 said:

Found a sears n roebuck catalog at my grand father's m1 carbine 78 bucks.  I have his 12 guage auto he ordered from it and still use it

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I not only remember those ads mesmerized by them as a kid, I think they actually got me interested in shooting more than any other influence.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Eyesofthewoods said:

That’s cool.  Also great that you could order through a magazine.  Sadly today’s day we get run through the ringer and treated like a criminal if we are even interested in purchasing a gun in this state.  Sadly I don’t see it getting any better

They were good times but times have changed and society will never let us go back especially in New Jersey.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Sako76 said:

MY father bought his CMP Garand for $21.00.

That must have been a LONG TIME AGO I am a member of the CMP and do not remember them that cheap. But then I have only been a member for about 30 years.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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I had a neighbor who was sent to Europe just as the war was ending.  He had some great stories.  I remember him telling me that you could buy brand new army motorcycles for $25 and jeeps for $50.  The problem was you had to figure out a way to ship it back and no one had any money.

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1 minute ago, OldMenRule said:

That ad is breaking my heart. Hard to believe that was our country such a short period of time ago. I'll bet " gun related violence was rather benign back then. 

Hmmm I don't know about benign, we had Irish Gangs, Mafia,  Harvey Glatman, Charles Manson etc they were kind of wild but we were still able to PROTECT OURSELVES from them if we wanted to.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Sharpdogs said:

I had a neighbor who was sent to Europe just as the war was ending.  He had some great stories.  I remember him telling me that you could buy brand new army motorcycles for $25 and jeeps for $50.  The problem was you had to figure out a way to ship it back and no one had any money.

You were still able to buy them in the 50's same thing JEEPS BRAND NEW IN CRATES. Today that stuff is like GOLD.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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The downward spiral on arms started mainly after Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK with a mail order rifle. We the law abiding citizen pay for the crimes of the few mad men.

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Sako76 said:

Mid 50's!

If I new in the 50's what I know now, I would have a closet full. !

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Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL

 

 

 

 

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