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    Guns Magazine, May 1957 Colt gunsmith article.

    Found this on another site.
    Guns Magazine makes available online old issues of the magazine.
    This May 1957 issue has a write up on Colt Master pistolsmith Arnold Goodwin and how he repaired Colt revolvers.

    Also interesting are the ads for guns. $125. for a new Colt SAA !!!!!!!!!

    http://gunsmagazine.com/1957issues/G0557.pdf

    Many of these magazine issues are from the heyday of the surplus gun imports. The guns available will make you drool.
    Prices are actually often slightly higher then today's prices when inflation is taken into account.
    A look into a totally different era in America.
    I remember the US Postman delivering rifles to my front door when I was 18, and NO ONE thought it was in any way strange, threatening, or dangerous.

    https://gunsmagazine.com/classic-gun...zine-editions/

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    I hear you dfariswheel - people see you with a gun and they think you are some kind of nut. I don't understand how society could have changed so dramatically in a single generation. It is really sad that the gun culture is so politically incorrect. I find people express a lot of interest in my collection one on one, but they bend to societal pressure and won't engage in shooting sports because of what people will think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    Found this on another site.
    Guns Magazine makes available online old issues of the magazine.
    This May 1957 issue has a write up on Colt Master pistolsmith Arnold Goodwin and how he repaired Colt revolvers.

    Also interesting are the ads for guns. $125. for a new Colt SAA !!!!!!!!!

    http://gunsmagazine.com/1957issues/G0557.pdf

    Many of these magazine issues are from the heyday of the surplus gun imports. The guns available will make you drool.
    Prices are actually often slightly higher then today's prices when inflation is taken into account.
    A look into a totally different era in America.
    I remember the US Postman delivering rifles to my front door when I was 18, and NO ONE thought it was in any way strange, threatening, or dangerous.

    https://gunsmagazine.com/classic-gun...zine-editions/
    See if u can find their 50th anniversary issue w/an article by John Taffin about the 2 Great Western's given to them in 1955.
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    That first ad show a 7MM Remington rolling block for $14.95. I have that gun that my dad bought before I was born. I remember him telling me when I was a kid that he paid fourteen bucks for it. I hope they have a lot of these old issues available. There were tons of fast draw articles in them up through the 1960s.
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    What memories those magazines just jogged! Thanks for posting!
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    Thanks for taking me on a trip down memory lane. I really enjoyed reading some of the articles and marveling at some of the prices. Great post.
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    I was 16 in 1957. I recall slobbering over those "cheap"???? guns. They seemed just as hard or harder to buy at the 1/9 th prices my inflation calculator says they are now. Lets see: I made $1.00 a hour working for Green Giant Cannery but only for the three month school summer vacation. When it rained we didn't work. Even so, I remember buying a new Winchester 94 for I think, $65s. Still have it. Also a Marlin 62 Levermatic and soon a Marlin 39. Gas was about 20 cents for my 1946 Whizzer motorbike and my 1942 Studebaker. That old Studebaker Commander would do about 85 or 90 on my way to Ripon Wisconsin to Green Giant. Mom said I would never make 21.
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    Check out the May 1956 issue and the article "Will Colt Come Back". Large parts of the text could have been written yesterday.

    http://gunsmagazine.com/1956issues/G0556.pdf
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    Look at those DEWAT's for 40 bucks. Wow.

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    I've been going back through and reading all the magazines they have from 1955. I've noticed some really fantastic stuff towards the back of each issue, Adlai Stevenson-hunter, Bob Stack-upcoming actor and much more. There's a lot of rainy day reading there, thanks again for posting these fine memories!

    (and being an Ithaca 37 nut, the magazines remind me of just how popular the '37 shotgun was back then kids today just look in wonderment at a '37)
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