M-1 Carbine Price From 1965

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M-1 Carbine Price From 1965

Post by lakelandman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Found this on Facebook had to share way before my time.
I came across this a couple years ago and sent a copy to my son in law saying, "amazing in 1965 you could buy a M-1 Carbine for $17.50." He replied "No it's amazing that you still have the paper work after 50+ years".
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Post by N4KVE » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:20 pm

And in Caldwell NJ no less. Can’t buy a spitball gun there now. LOL. GARY.

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Post by Gunnyhiway » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm

I remember dad got his around that time also. It had a ratty stock with names of a few places in the pacific to this day that don't ring a bell.

Dad replaced the stock with a walnut monte carlo one and we shot it for years when I lived at home.

After dad passed I put a USGI hi wood stock on her and shot her awhile more. I never really developed a real liking to her other than it was dads.

I caught a disease called the M14 bug so I let her go in a partial trade.

ANYWAYS............................................................


OUCH !!!!

I just removed my own foot from my ass once again for the umpteen time.

I know it's just a rifle but it was one of dads favorites.
:cry: :cry:
ROLL TIDE !

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Post by SteyrAUG » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 pm

Even adjusted for inflation that's less than $200, really a screaming deal.

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Post by rentprop1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:48 pm

I found a Florida hunting license from 1941 rolled up in the butt stock of a shotgun...price was $5 , one of the stamos was only .50 cents , I will see if I can post a pic

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Post by Gregg » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Yep, I bought a M1 Carbine via the NRA from the DCM in 1968.
It was $22.50 plus 2.50 shipping via Railway Express.
It was a National Postal Meter, 1944 date, and I still have it.

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Post by TC6969 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Remember when they used to be gun store "Barrel Guns" out beside the gun counter?

Oh if I only had a time machine!

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Post by SteyrAUG » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm

TC6969 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Remember when they used to be gun store "Barrel Guns" out beside the gun counter?

Oh if I only had a time machine!
When my father and uncle were in Jr. High they both bought "barrel guns" from a department store, might have been Woolworth's, and then rode their bicycles home with a 1903 Springfield and 1917 Enfield slung on their backs.

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Post by Gregg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:57 pm

Yes, times have changed.
Back in the early 1960's, you could buy really nice condition Spanish 7mm Mausers at Zaire's for 12.95, and they had "sporterized" examples for $15.95.
Surplus 7mm Mauser ammo was $2 per 100.
Bought my first 1903 Springfield at Montgomery Wards for $20 in 1964, at the age of 15.
Sears, Montgomery Wards, Zaire's, JC Penny, Linsly Lumber and many other stores sold surplus rifles to anyone with the cash in hand, with very few questions asked.
But that was all before the 1968 Gun Control Act.

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Post by gforester » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:29 pm

My stepdad bought a Springfield 03-A3 at a Army-Navy Surplus store for $17 back in the early sixties. It was refurbished at the Ogden Utah armory in 1942 and has cartouches stamped into the stock indicating where it was done and what officer was approving final inspection. He passed the rifle on to me about 8 years ago. It is a fantastic shooter and in near perfect condition. And yes, it is a keeper.

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