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so what 'ya gonna buy ? (remember its 1964 - you didnt get a 1200$ stimulus.. :ROFLMAO: )

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i was looking for a Model 52 catalog entry and realized i hadnt scanned in one of my early 60's ones yet...
I also wanted to see that the new forum would limit me to.. 10 files is the answer..
 

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It is sad to see that the Model 10 I paid around $400 for five years ago sold new for $65 in 1964.

Oh yeah, inflation.

It seems the average family income in 1964 was $6,600 a year - compared to around $50,000 last year. That makes my gun not such a bad deal after all. 馃対

And for personal comparison, my own income in 1964 was $3,500 a year. $65 for a gun would have been a significant expenditure for me.
 

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I'll take the 357, Model 27 with 3.5 inch barrel for $120 please, and the model 15, Combat Masterpiece with 2 inch barrel for $74. Would be an amazing purchase for a total of $184.00
Not when that 120 was two weeks salary
 

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Well.....I won the sweepstakes! I'll take two of each! LOL

I have a M-18 that was purchased about then...(sales slip is in box) $64 or $69??

1955 Targets. I have a 7-3/8 M 41, that I gave $400 for new (late '70's?)

Heck, three of each! LOL

Thank you for posting that fine catalog from YESTERYEAR!!
 

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A couple of weeks ago Kenneth, without my knowledge which means I get to order something, bought 1,000 rounds of Federal .38 Special LSWCHP rounds. Kind of have a load on here that works with both .38 and .357 revolvers as a standard. I got complaints, now it is what am I going to spend on?
 

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What's your budget?.....;)
 

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dont forget that in 1964 you just get a postal money order or check, send it to them and they send you the pistol. No 4473, no waiting period, just a straightforward cash transaction.
Hey Digger,

That's RIGHT!

Later, Mark
 

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It is sad to see that the Model 10 I paid around $400 for five years ago sold new for $65 in 1964.

Oh yeah, inflation.

It seems the average family income in 1964 was $6,600 a year - compared to around $50,000 last year. That makes my gun not such a bad deal after all. 馃対

And for personal comparison, my own income in 1964 was $3,500 a year. $65 for a gun would have been a significant expenditure for me.
A brand new model 10 classic retails for about $659 these days, so it has gone up over $600 since 1964
 

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so what 'ya gonna buy ? (remember its 1964 - you didnt get a 1200$ stimulus.. :ROFLMAO: )

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i was looking for a Model 52 catalog entry and realized i hadnt scanned in one of my early 60's ones yet...
I also wanted to see that the new forum would limit me to.. 10 files is the answer..
Good Heck it's Apr 23, 2020....and I/we STILL haven't got a check yet!:mad: IF this was 1964 I'd buy a Model 58? Model 21!
 

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IF ONLY...we could just take a quick trip back in time. Amazing to see the prices then and makes me wish I would have started my interest years ago.;)
 
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