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On the way back from the range yesterday, my buddy and I had to stop at his smith for a pistol part. Talking rifles with the smith got us invited in to see his private collection. He had Sharps, Spencers, Winchesters, Martinis, rolling blocks, falling blocks, top hammers, side hammers, no hammers. He had a couple of hundred museum quality pieces of 100+ year old treasure. It got me thinking, ( since he only had H&R handguns ), What did H&R rifles produced in the 1800's look like? How much has the design changed over the years?
 

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Heres some interesting clips from a 1909 Sears Catalog....corse the prices have gone up slightly in recient years.....especially the Colt SAA's... :roll: :-D :-D






 

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2 each!! :shock: Heck ..I'd order a bakers dozen each at those prices!! :-D :-D I'd stock up on 45-70 ammo too...like a full pallet of um!! :wink:
 

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It sure is interesting brousing thru the old catalog..here is another interesting clip...note the ingredients...port wine and coca leaves..."makes weak women strong so they can do the housework" :-D :-D I bet it did revitalize ya!! :shock: Hard to believe they sold this stuff thru the mail back then....and for 64 cents a bottle too!!!


 

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Now there is a pot callin the kettle black... :roll: :roll: :-D :-D :-D I'm not sure I would want to have lived back then but I sure would like to have taken advantage of the prices back then...when a dollar was worth a dollar and backed up by silver or gold and not Alan Greenspans whims
 

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Concidering a wage of about 30 to 50 cents a day( I guessing.. :wink: )...quite a few... :cry:
 

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I know what you mean mitch. That was alot of money back then. But in todays money $20 will hardly get you 2 boxes of shells. It's sad. Wish i could go back and buy a bunch of them. :grin:
 
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