Smith And Wesson Forums banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

Registered
make mine 45 acp 馃槑
Joined
4,071 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
so what 'ya gonna buy ? (remember its 1964 - you didnt get a 1200$ stimulus.. :ROFLMAO: )

1964 - Full Lineup

Green Text Font
Revolver
Gun Font Revolver
Text Font Revolver
Gun Revolver Font


Gun
Gun Text Font Revolver
Gun Revolver Font
Gun Firearm Airsoft gun Trigger Air gun
Gun Revolver Trigger Illustration



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..
 

Registered
Joined
1,386 Posts
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.
 

Registered
Joined
26,028 Posts
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
 

Registered
Joined
10,095 Posts
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!!
 

Super Moderator
Joined
35,557 Posts
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?
 

Registered
Joined
26,028 Posts
What's your budget?.....;)
 

Registered
Joined
10,095 Posts
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
 

Registered
Joined
15,301 Posts
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
 

Registered
Joined
7,879 Posts
so what 'ya gonna buy ? (remember its 1964 - you didnt get a 1200$ stimulus.. :ROFLMAO: )

1964 - Full Lineup

View attachment 465654 View attachment 465655 View attachment 465656 View attachment 465657 View attachment 465658

View attachment 465659 View attachment 465660 View attachment 465661 View attachment 465662 View attachment 465663


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!
 

Registered
Joined
29,965 Posts
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.;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: blazermark
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top