Every day for this entire year I will post old school printed gun ads each day.

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  1. Mauser lover

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    I want one on my yacht. I live in a landlocked state, but if nobody would mind, I'd get a yacht to put my Gatling on...
     
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  2. indy1919a4

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    I do not think that there is a finer lifes goal then to get a yacht for ones Gatling Gun

    The Navy Gatlinged up a few Yachts in the 1890s in the New York area..

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    And the Great Francis Bannerman placed a Gatling on his Yacht that supplied his store from
    Bannerman island.. He offered it for sale in his wonderful catalogs. The Pollepel was lost in a
    storm years gone by..

    They say on a dark night during a dense fog, if you stand on the dock of Bannerman island you can still hear the bell from the Pollepel groping its way through the mist.
     
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  3. doubleh

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    They were up to $8000 in '78. I bought a GMC Street Coupe that year. Full time four wheel drive, 400 small block V-8, carpet, plush seats, P/S, A/C, PWs, special paint job, WC rear view mirrors, big wheels and tires, and still had to pay extra to get a radio that had one speaker. The dealer also sold Buicks and I got a push button AM/FM Buick radio for it. It belongs to my oldest grandson now by way of my daughter. I gave the truck to her and she passed it on to him. That truck hauled me on many a hunt and just out boondocking. I sort of miss it but don't miss the gas mileage. 14 mpg on the highway---if you weren't bucking a stiff headwind.
     
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    I hope it's okay to post a link to a video.
    About 1970.
    Commercial for shotgun ammo.

     
  5. indy1919a4

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    WOW moving picture ads.. thanks for taking this up a notch..
     
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    Ditto on the 1963 here in Southeast Va.
     
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    Zo It ist a pleasure to be killed with a Rottweil cartridge. Leave it to the Germans to run hyperbole over the edge.
    And just in time for Valentine's Day.
     
  8. indy1919a4

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    I am kinda sorry but I feel I need to post this moving picture hunting ad.. Better Duck..

     
  9. SwampWolf

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    Wait a minute-Miami_JBT, as fun as this thread is that you started, you promised us "Every day for this entire year I will post old school printed gun ads each day". Looking forward to you "catching up". :)
     
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    Speaking of Weatherby, open a bank account, get a rifle.
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  11. ApacheCoTodd

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    New enough to have an *800* number, old enough to not have a website.

    My - oh my, how things have changed in short order.

    To even suggest doing this today would likely end a financial career outside of fly-over states. Of which, Colorado is no longer one.

    Great ad.

    Todd.
     
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    Did any one do this??? Did this really work??? what is the fine print for a deal like this??
    Just sounds to good to be true..
     
  13. Bob Willman

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    As I recall, you opened a CD at the bank for a certain amount depending on which Weatherby rifle you chose. You got the rifle of your choice and when the CD matured you got your money back. The bank kept the interest. I believe that the bank was the highest volume Weatherby dealer for a while.

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    Moocho Thanks Bob, Now that makes sense, I can understand that.. Do you at all recall how long before the cd matured??
     
  15. Bob Willman

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    No I don't remember. Interest rates on CDs at that time were probably 5% or so, I'm guessing. If you invested $1700 in a CD at 5%, interest would be over $85/year with compounding. If a Weatherby cost $400 at that time it would be about 5 years. Savings accounts were 4% or so. Those were the times when if you could put $1,000,000 in a savings account at 4% interest, you could spend $40,000 a year and never touch the principle. Life was good.

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    Always like the sharing of the gun/Passing the torch ads..

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    I took advantage of that CD scenario for a Remington at a bank in Texas back in the early 80's.

    Hell of a deal. Kept me from spending the money and I got the gun. I think it was a wash at the other end unless you took advantage of the next seductive step but, by then I was no longer stationed in Texas. Ultimately, I sold the gun for more than the contemporarily offered interest rate.

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    Most of these ads in the thread are great to see. Some, not so much.

    These older, rather nostalgic ads are the most wonderful though and also not a little saddening.

    The commentary on what was, and likely never to be again, can make a fella a bit misty.

    An American way of life not merely tolerated but rather, embraced and celebrated as well.

    Todd.
     
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    I love dogs and hunting birds... brings me back to better times for sure.

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    Stay safe.
     
  20. .308 Norma

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    It seems to me that CD thing at the Bank of Idaho was for a Remington shotgun. I could be wrong though - it's been awhile.;)
    I didn't take advantage of it anyway. Back then I still had young kids at home and a great big mortgage. Not that I didn't have enough money to buy guns I really wanted - it's just that I already had a good Remington shotgun.:)
     
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  21. Riomouse911

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    It used be under a grand invested at the Bank of Boulder earned you a Mark V....after 15 years you got your money back.

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    Inflation, inflation :(...

    Stay safe.
     
  22. indy1919a4

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    Some of the greatest Moving Picture gun ads.. Almost makes me want to buy a Glock.









     
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    Sometimes the shotshell boxes themselves are the best advertising, I like these much more than the plain-Jane boxes that became so common in the past decades.

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    A few of them I’ve never heard of.

    Stay safe.
     
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