Gun prices.....read 'em and weep!

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  1. 1952Sniper

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    Xracer
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    (1/20/03 11:39:28 am)
    Reply Gun prices.....read 'em and weep!
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    From the 1902 Sears & Sawbuck Catalog:

    L.C. Smith #3 Grade SxS shotgun........$67.50

    Winchester '97 pump shotgun.....$17.82 (no lovely brown patina, though, Polish)

    Sharps Rifle (slightly used)........$2.90

    Spencer Rifle (slightly used).......#3.65

    Winchester '73, .44, .38, .32, .22 (round or octagon bbl).....$11.55 to 12.50

    Winchester '95, .30-40 Krag......$17.82

    Savage '99, .303 Savage........$21.50

    Springfield Gov't Breech Loading Rifle (used) with 20 rds. of ammo and a bayonet thrown in for free........$2.90

    Colt SAA, .32-20, .41, .44-40, .45, 5 1/2 or 7" bbl.......$13.20

    And for you auto-pistol fans:

    Colt Automatic Pistol, .38 rimless-smokeless......$18.50

    Edited by: Xracer at: 1/20/03 11:44:37 am


    270abolt
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    (1/20/03 11:47:43 am)
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    Only if our parents knew then what we know now........
    What guns today will be worth a bunch in 100 years????
    Start buying now .....


    1952Sniper
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    (1/20/03 11:54:44 am)
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    Sharps Rifle (slightly used)........$2.90

    Oh man, that kills my soul.

    I was watching McClintock! yesterday (sure wish John Wayne was still around), and saw the scene where the old guy dumps a crate of rifles out of the train and the Indians grab them up. I was thinking to myself, "What I wouldn't give to have a crate of those, new and unissued". I'm not even sure what type of rifles they were, but I bet a crate of them would be worth something today.
    Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht!


    Xracer
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    (1/20/03 12:01:39 pm)
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    Yeah, Sniper......that Sharps came with 20 rounds of .50-70 included.

    BTW....you could buy the loading tools for $1.75 a set, too.

    A short while ago, a guy brought a couple of nice Sharps and a loading tool onto "The Antiques Road Show"......the rifles were worth Mucho Bucks, but the loading tool was worth more than both of 'em put together!

    Edited by: Xracer at: 1/20/03 12:07:55 pm
     
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