Originally Posted by jim brady
Rjay - you've got me waltzin' down memory lane. Sears used to sell rifles and shotguns from the 'wish book' (catalog). They also carried used rifles for sale in the sales desks, if you knew to ask for them. My friend's dad bought a Russian 7.62X54R rifle for $10 that way in 1964. Woolworth's used to sell P13 and P17 Enfields ($75) and M1 Carbines ($125) and Garands ($250) as recently as 1985.
...........and don't forget that Western Auto also sold guns. I think "Revolution" was their store brand like J.C Higgins at Sears and Western Field at Wards.
I can also remember there being big barrels full of old mil-surp's. at Western Auto for under $20. Those were the good old days that went after the '68 GCA.