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

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  1. 22250Rem

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    Here's a shot of the 1965 Winchester Arms & Ammunition catalog. It's not an original, but a reprint of an original that I picked up a couple years ago when I was purchasing some other stuff. Couldn't resist and put more on my Visa card than I was planning on. IMG_1102.JPG .
     
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  3. Zahn
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    @Miami_JBT pretty soon you are going to be 100 pictures behind schedule.

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  5. Waveski

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    It seems that there was a time when a commercial artist was in high demand.
    So much beautiful work to be seen in everyday publications.
     
  6. alfsauve

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    They were Illustrators and were looked down on by the "art" community. Looked at as people who prostituted their art for money. Norman Rockwell being one of them. It wasn't until later in life did he and other illustrators get the recognition they were due for the talent.
     
  7. Riomouse911

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    I have trouble drawing stick figures... I’d love just a bit of the talents these people had to create such fine work!

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  8. Riomouse911

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    A few shotgun ads from a few decades back...

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    I’ve heard of the Midland Backpacker survival shotgun / rifle, is / was that the same company as the English gun seller here?

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  9. MacAR

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    Wonder what year the Stoeger ad for the 'Smith guns is? An Ideal grade 16 gauge is my "grail gun".

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    OK, to keep us on track, I'll provide another. Remember the Maine.
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    Is that what blew up the Maine? What's he holding, cordite for cannon?
     
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    The young sailor is holding a bundle of cannon powder. Cordite was actually an English powder, chemically similar to Ballistite powder from Nobel. L&R made a number of powders for small arms and cannon for the military. They even invented Bullseye and Unique, among many others. As to what actually blew up the Maine, that remains up to some controversy. I think PBS or perhaps National Geographic did a special on it.
     
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  13. Riomouse911

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    By the looks of him, I’ll say he’s a powder monkey on this battle wagon, BB/3 USS Oregon...

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    Shown on dry dock in 1898 (Wiki)

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    Some vintage revolver ads...

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    I can just see modern product liability lawyers flopping about like fresh caught tuna on the deck after seeing that Iver Johnson ad...;)

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  15. Riomouse911

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    A few nice rifle ads...

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    Great thread, but we're starting to loose momentum and drift into non THR topics so we'll put this to bed instead of trying to prune posts to keep it on track.
     
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