Originally Posted by C.O. Hones
zimmerstutzen, off topic but my dad was always wierd, he had a Kaiser Frazer and a Henry J. I was embarrased to ride in them until he gave me the Henry J....John
Your Dad too huh? Dad had three Kaisers, a '51, '53 and a hi performance Supercharged '54.
Back to the old days ....
Yes, I remember the only question asked when buying a firearm was "Do you need ammo or does your Dad know your buying this"?
I left Joe The Motorist Friend one day with a '98 under each arm and walked down the main street in town. The chief if police drove by....and waived "Hi".
In town you could by a firearm at Joes's, Western Auto, Shear's furniture store and Zarfoss hardware.
You could go into Tropical Treat( Trop gunshop today) and while eating a hamburger buy a Mod 70.
At Boyer's store in Rheems the ammo was right next to the candy counter, buy a "Forever Yours" and a box of 22's to shoot rats at the local dump.
I remember in "Unk's" shop brown paper bags of H4831 setting around, it was $2.00-$2.50 a pound then, a five pound bag was a little cheaper, a buck seventy-five or so maybe. He charged between $2.50 and $3.00 a box of "custom" loaded ammo. I used to help him but never figured out if he was teaching me how to reload or I was just cheap labor!
Ah, for the good old days!