Amazing find


May 12, 2003, 05:06 PM
I went to put a used Keltec P32 on layaway then I walked next door to the thrift store.

I can sometimes find novels, old encyclopedias, literature, collectibles etc...

What did I find?

12 years of Guns and ammo magazine

Jan 1974 through December 86.

They were all in perfect shape so I carried them (over 70 pounds)
up to the register.


Great columns by Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan and some of the best RKBA articles I've seen.

Even the advertisements are cool.

Artillery lugers for $100 sheesh

My last good find were bound 1 year binders of American rifleman

1949, 55 60, 61 64

all for 20 bucks.

They are a little depressing however being reminded of all the gun rights we have lost.

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May 12, 2003, 05:55 PM
That's so cool. I love finding old gun book and magazines at swap meets and garage sales, but that definately sounds like the mother lode.

And yes, I know what you mean. I get frustrated when I look at older copies of 'Guns of the World' that comes out every year, and then mentally compare it to what's available now.

May 12, 2003, 06:00 PM
I've got some old NRA magazines from the 50's and 60's. They are a riot to read, especially the old ads for guns and ammo. A Boyd Anti-Tank rifle for $250. I've got an ad for a Carcano rifle like Oswald used to kill Kennedy from the same distributor dated 1962.

Captain Scarlet
May 12, 2003, 06:19 PM
here are things Ive found in Thrift stores:

Vietnam made "Tigerstripe camo shirt & pants" in near mint
condition, these were made in a Saigon tailorshop.

yearbook from the 101st AB Division Vietnam 1968
USMC bootcamp yearbook 1952
USMC bootcamp yearbook 1967
US ARMY FORT ORD yearbook 1968 [training center Infantry]
company A 4th Battalion 1st Brigade

GI stainless steel mess trays in new condition only .45 cents ea.!

Korean war era Chi Com quilted coat with markings

May 12, 2003, 07:13 PM
I have found USMA & USAF Academy rings. Also, have found lots of military insignia, clothing, etc. One recent find was an Army dress uniform from WWII era for $35. It's truly amazing the things that folks will let go for just a few bucks or give away. Being military, I find it hard to believe that families wouldn't want to keep these items in the family.

May 13, 2003, 02:15 AM
The oldest magazine I have is a Nov/Dec 1993 American Handgunner since the cover was a CZ 75 and in perfect condition.

I was barely starting HS then!

May 13, 2003, 05:04 AM
Must not be married? All those boxes of old gun magazines were nothing but grief for me. Every once in a while I grab a stack of them to re-read. They are interesting and a lot more relaxing than being married was.

May 13, 2003, 08:39 AM
found me a special forces engraved presentation machete from 1982


May 13, 2003, 04:21 PM
I got a ECWCS(?) goretex camo jacket for $5- at a garage sale,also a camo poncho liner for $1-,a cop size/style teargas cannister (full) in the leather basketweave holder for $3-.
Other than those, I have a hard time finding anything I really want.

May 13, 2003, 04:36 PM
I found an Army gortex camo jacket also at a thrift store for $7, no cuts, scrapes, etc. I couldn't believe it. Found an EMS +20 mummy sleeping back w/ it's original compression bag for $9. Both terrific finds.

May 13, 2003, 04:59 PM
Well, I picked up a pair of Infinity Studio Monitor 120 speakers for $20.

I'll use 'em for surround speakers tonight when I watch people shootin' stuff on Equilibrium!

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