I remember around Xmas time , 500rd bricks of Remington HV with 'Golden Bullets would be around $9.99 and ya got yer choice of a free pen knife or belt buckle.Thanks for the comments and replies . I agree with the observation that some of these are works of art . Oh the memories
Very interesting story 👍Ahhh....Federal "Monark" .22 ammo (4th. row down, far left, red w/blue lettering). Sure brings back the memories. When I was a youngster (50's) my Dad was a CBM in the Navy and was a tug boat skipper in the Norfolk Navy Yard. He was always pulling ammo barges up & down the James River. In those days the military would anchor an ammo barge in the Chesapeake Bay, usually with a young Marine on board to guard its contents until the military moved it to its destination. At times the weather was brutal and the Marine guard had terrible conditions on the open ammo barge. When Dad hooked onto one, he would always have the Marine come on board to warm up, have some hot chow, and join him in the Tug boat pilot house while moving the barge. In those days the military used Federal Monark .22's for practice. As I recall they were regular lead with a wax exterior lube on the bullet. Before the ride was over, Dad would "trade" a 5 gallon tin of ground coffee to the Marine for a wooden crate of Monark .22's. Almost every summer we would go to my Grandparents in East Texas for a month. I had (still have) my Marlin Model 39 .22 rifle. Every day Dad would hand me a brick (500) of those Monark .22's and tell me to come home when they were gone. I would take a canteen, a couple of my Grandmothers sausage biscuits, and hit the woods. I spent untold hours in the woods, and fired literally untold crates of those Federal Monark .22's. The old Marlin still shoots straight and it is the only rifle I can hit over extended distances using "Kentucky Windage", because I've done it so many thousands of times. Yes, that Federal Monark box sure brings back memories.