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

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  1. Miami_JBT

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  2. ApacheCoTodd

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    Investment's about right. To have either of them new in the box now.... Hell, that scope's currently worth more than either rifle cost new.

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    When I was growing up, those H&R single-shot shotguns were called "Toppers"; competing with the likes of Iver Johnson "Champions" and Winchester Model 37s.
     
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    One that sparked my interest in the DW revolvers long ago...

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    Why book agents???
     
  6. Elkins45

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    And what are foot-pads?
     
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    Mad dogs, foot pads & book agents.... I'll be damned if there isn't a Dropkick Murphy song in that!

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    It's slang for a highwayman or robber who is on foot.
     
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    What is a book agent???
     
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    On the face of it I think someone at Forehand firearms, former Forehand & Wadsworth just had a thing against literary Agents :D
     
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    Guys selling encyclopedias and bibles door to door.
     
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    Doing that to a dog in this state today would get you thrown in jail if anyone but you and the dog found out what you did. How times have changed.
     
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    I'd suspect doing that to a salesman might get you thrown in jail as well.....
     
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    All the states or just the more Liberal ones???
     
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    OK. This one is better than the two guys in the canoe. ..... Unless he loaded up with Lester's. RS_DSCN1017a.jpg
     
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    My Kinda Santa... Love Christmas gun ads.

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    I wonder if the guns featured in this H&H advertisement are still fetching “medium grade” prices?

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    Evens rifle, Held more ammo then a Winchester & cheaper then a Winchester. Looks like Winchester will soon not be able to compete..

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    Imagine Chuck Conners with one of these.. They would have to be rolling the credits by the time he emptied the magazine.. :)
     
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    I'm three days behind, so here are three ads.

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    I’ve never heard of Evans before...apparently another English arms maker of safari-caliber guns.
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    I love the commercial art of advertisement-drawing. How cool is it that some guy sat there duplicating the mangled projectiles in ink?

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    We had an Evans helical magazine in San Francisco. Dunno where it went though.
     
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    The least expensive H&H in 1939 was $425. You could get a Greener for $245.
    The most expensive US shotgun was the Remington Model 32, starting at $128.99.
    Of course you can dress up anything, a Parker A1 Special was $942.
     
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    The Evans I was referring to was an American company. They did make a number of Evans repeating rifles and it was a cool design, but had a real weakness in the way you loaded it.

    Merwin & Hulbert heavily invested in the Evans rifle and this investment help lead to Merwin & Hulbert going out of business.

    I love that rifle you attached, any clue to the year??? Those are wonderful rounds.. Wonderful art work.. thanks..
     
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    Wow RioMouse911 this is really neat.

    the Evans repeater was made by Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company of Mechanic Falls Maine the 1870s by George & Warren R. Evans.

    The Evans rifles from England was started in 1883 by William Evans..
     
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