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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#16 Post by Hammerdown » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:52 am

.01 cent Enfield bayonet and sheath with purchase of $10 of goods. That about says it all. You guys are killing me with these adds. :doh:
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#17 Post by Candyman » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:46 pm

Hammerdown wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:52 am
.01 cent Enfield bayonet and sheath with purchase of $10 of goods. That about says it all. You guys are killing me with these adds. :doh:
I still have a few of these old magazines in good condition. If you want one send me a PM.

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#18 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:04 pm

$35 of 1962 money would be worth $283.63 today. Inflation is a thing people always forget.

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#19 Post by SmokinTurkey » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:21 pm

$283.63 would still be a good deal on the mausers!

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#20 Post by S.B. » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:57 pm

My mother took us to Wisconsin fishing lodge for vacation the year Kennedy was elected and my love of surplus began with ads in Outdoor Life and Field & Stream and Sports Afield magazines ads. A lot of them back then. Never be able to buy them like that again.
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#21 Post by Ghoulardi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:22 pm

SWIHARTMARK wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:04 pm
$35 of 1962 money would be worth $283.63 today. Inflation is a thing people always forget.
they don't forget, they are clueless, a very large portion of these people commenting about the "cheap" prices, weren't even a twinkle in their daddy's eye. they were born in the last 20 years or so. not growing up during that time to understand that money was very dear and you didn't make a lot. people back then didn't drive themselves into debt over their heads to get what they wanted, that came much, much later, they saved up for it. so spending 35 bucks on a item was a very expensive purchase to make.
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#22 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:35 pm

My father is an old school hometown banker, so I learned about interest and saving at a very early age. My 22 year old daughter is at least learning these things ever so slowly. Credit is a privilege and a powerful tool. Losing it is costly and painful. I have a deep sympathy for those who went bankrupt due to medical bills, but not much else. Before the ACA 50% of bankruptcies were due to medical bills. Hope we don't go back to that again. As for getting under on a mortgage because you were practically speculating, that's life pal. Dad seriously wanted finance people hung after the financial crisis of 2008.

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BTW, I think a 1858 Springfield verses a breech loader during the civil war was approximately $10 verses $100. People who think the north could have equipped all their units with breech loaders are delusional. I'm guessing brass cased ammo wasn't cheap either compared to paper cartridges. You likely got loads of stuff back then for a penny too.

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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#23 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:15 am

wow I really like the 22 South African training rifle... Never knew such a beastie existed

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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#24 Post by vandle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:58 am

Need to find a time machine :think:
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#25 Post by 72 usmc » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:34 pm

I just picked up a MAS 36 at a show that the wife was selling at cost from 1995. The old guy died and he had $89 on the original century tag. Rifle was still in somewhat hardened cosmo. I got it for $85-- 1995 prices. You got to love gun shows where the wife dumps the old guys treasures because she does not want to sit at the show more than 1 or 2 times. I wish I would have saw what the dealers picked up 30 min prior to the opening of the show. She said she had already sold 8 rifles :doh:
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

#26 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:55 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:34 pm
I just picked up a MAS 36 at a show that the wife was selling at cost from 1995. The old guy died and he had $89 on the original century tag. Rifle was still in somewhat hardened cosmo. I got it for $85-- 1995 prices. You got to love gun shows where the wife dumps the old guys treasures because she does not want to sit at the show more than 1 or 2 times. I wish I would have saw what the dealers picked up 30 min prior to the opening of the show. She said she had already sold 8 rifles :doh:
Sir, when you share stories like that you only hurt all of us out here... :mrgreen: Heck thats a nice find for a mas 36.. I can not believe that was there...

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