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Remember When...

#1 Post by cshold » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:42 pm

Remember when 30-30's sold
for $3.87 a box at J.M. Fields?

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#2 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:58 pm

That must have been when the 30/30 was powerful enough for deer !!!!
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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:00 pm

"30-30...???"

I haven't heard of that one before.

Is that sort of a 300 Blackout Magnum.....?

If so, that would be cool....!
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#4 Post by Ray Newman » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:50 pm

Yes, I remember similar back in the 1960's. But I also remember my dad and uncles complaining about the high cost ammunition. At that time, wages were 'bout $1.50-2.00 per hour.

On a whim I utilized an inflation calculator. Using 1960 as a base line and a price of US$3.87, in 2016 it would cost $31.86.
https://westegg.com/inflation/
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#5 Post by J Miller » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:13 am

I remember when prices were like that in the mid 60s. I was in high school working odd and part time jobs to fund my shooting. I didn't really complain about the prices of ammo, but I learned how to reload about then too.

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#6 Post by JerryB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:55 pm

I have five boxes of Winchester Silver Tip in like new condition. A friend knew that I was a 30-30 guy and gave them to me. An old widow woman that they visit with gave him what was left of her late husbands hunting things. He also gave me a carton of Winchester .22 ammo, the old 10 box carton.
I forgot to say that they are the same box as those.
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#7 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:42 pm

When I was in high school (60's) I bought a Sweed Mauser ( 95%+ condition) at the local hardware store for $19.95 and the
Ammo was IIRC about $2.00 a box. Soft points about $6 for 20.
Winchester 94 at Kmart was on sale for $69.95.

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#8 Post by claybob86 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:46 am

We used to get .22s and shotgun shells at the grocery store! :) Had 'em at the cashier stand. Don't remember the prices.
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#9 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:29 am

Chuck 100 yd wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:42 pm

Winchester 94 at Kmart was on sale for $69.95.

Ditto @ Woolco, back when F.W.Woolworth had a Sporting Goods department.

About that time, I sprung for a newly-introduced .444 Marlin @ $209. :roll:

When Woolco was closing down the store here, I bought all the Fiocchi .30-30 & .30-06 ammo they had left in stock (about 1,000 rounds, in plastic blister packs) by offering the store manager (the clerk wouldn't accept my offer) $50 for the lot. ( Not a gun guy, he accepted - I just used the last of that hunting ammo about 10 years ago)


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#10 Post by jnyork » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Mid 1950's a new Winchester Model 52 with sights, etc, was about 110.00 or so .

That was a months wages for working stiffs.

Safeway store had a complete department full of ammo, fishing gear, powder, bullets etc.
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#11 Post by JHarold » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:59 pm

Chuck 100yd
I bought my Swede at Montgomery Wards about that time also. Vancouver Wa. same price.
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#12 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Ray Newman wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:50 pm
Yes, I remember similar back in the 1960's. But I also remember my dad and uncles complaining about the high cost ammunition. At that time, wages were 'bout $1.50-2.00 per hour.

On a whim I utilized an inflation calculator. Using 1960 as a base line and a price of US$3.87, in 2016 it would cost $31.86.
https://westegg.com/inflation/
Interesting calculation! I think we always get misty-eyed over prices 50+ years ago, but forget what people made.

I started reloading back in the early 80's for the .44 Magnum because rounds were about 50 cents each, and I made less than $3/hr. One hours work for one cylinder was not fun! :shock:
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