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    The Good Old Days... The Price Was Right.. American Rifleman August 1962.. I had Just turned 16 that August and was already interested in collecting Military arms, so I got a job bagging groceries at a local super market making 55$ a week and purchased a few military rifles, and have been collecting ever since..........BILL
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    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Right.....who else is up for building a time machine? I wish that I was around when prices were like this, nowadays it takes me more than a week to earn enough money for a deactivated K98

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Takes me months... I need a better job!

    Mat

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    Quote by Bill Grist View Post
    The Good Old Days... The Price Was Right.. American Rifleman August 1962.. I had Just turned 16 that August and was already interested in collecting Military arms, so I got a job bagging groceries at a local super market making 55$ a week and purchased a few military rifles, and have been collecting ever since..........BILL
    Take a look at this! Back then you could buy HIMMLER'S personal car pennant for $5.70!

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    Take a look at this! Back then you could buy HIMMLER'S personal car pennant for $5.70!
    I might be mistaken but that's in Riechsmarks so it would be even cheaper than $5.70??

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    Like Bill wrote that he worked for $55 a week, these were cheap in an ad, but in reality the VERY low ad prices were matched with VERY low wages. Still nice to dream.

    Jay

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    Like Bill wrote that he worked for $55 a week, these were cheap in an ad, but in reality the VERY low ad prices were matched with VERY low wages. Still nice to dream.

    Jay
    This is true,in 1964 I was making $3 an hour as a union electrician.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Jeeze, where can I find prices like that now? It seems like you made a lot for $55 dollars a week. My dad made 2 dollars every hour, and didn't work a lot. All he could buy was a red ryder.

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