High Standard 22LR cost in 1933

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High Standard 22LR cost in 1933

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Not a military pistol, so please forgive me, but going through my late Father’s items I found this receipt from his Father and thought you might enjoy it. $13 in 1933 ... go figure!
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The average minimum wage back then was $475.00 a year. A collage professional may had made $1,250.00 a year. So the pistol was a hefty part of one's monthly income.
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That is so neat.. according to the old inflation calculator that 13 is worth 255 today. About the price of a nice 22 today..

ha ha Wonder if you Dad told your mom at the time... "Yeah got this for 8.50"

Thanks for sharing

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The price is cool but the fact that it's pre-NFA and shipped directly to him is even nicer - the way it should be!!

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FYI, they are (or were) still in business, but no longer sell guns. In the late 80s the owner figured out that they could keep the same talented engineering/machinst work force and industrial site full of machine tools, but to make and sell parts to the aircraft engine industry ... at 2X the profit vs. selling firearms.

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Just checked past auctions on Gunbroker for the Model B and top price in mint condition was $260 with others far less. It really didn't appreciate in value much considering 3.58% inflation over that period of time. It is a nice gun and worth considering over a new one, since most of those don't have the same character. Nice to know they switched to aircraft parts. That gun was well made then.

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