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Reprints of Gun/Sporting Goods Catalogs?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Skofnung, Dec 31, 2003.

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  1. Skofnung

    Skofnung Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Atlanta Area
    Here is another one of my weird questions. I have a reprint of a Sears catalog from 1902, and I am using it for some research I am doing for a short story. I am wondering if any of you have access to reprints of old sporting goods (gun) catalogs from around 1895. If so, could you answer some questions for me?

    What I am trying to find is a ballpark price range for a few guns in that priod of time. The Sears catalog I have will be of limited use in this department when my story gets to that period, as they do not carry some of the guns I intend to put in the story by 1903.

    So, here are the guns that I need contemporary prices for.

    1895: (ballpark prices will do)

    1)Winchester Model 1892 Rifle, with a round Barrel in .44-40

    2)Remington Rolling Block Mid Range rifle in .45-90

    3)S&W New Model No. 3 Frontier Single Action top break revolver in .44-40

    4)S&W Single Action Third Model (top break) in .38 S&W (4" bbl if it matters)

    In 1903: (again, ballpark will do)

    1)A 98 Mauser Sporter in 7mm Mauser (was 8mm out yet?)

    2)Lee Enfield Rifle, caliber .303 British (sporter if possible)

    3)Krag-Jorgensen 1899 Carbine caliber .30-40 Krag

    4)Colt New Service Revolver in .45 LC

    5)Mauser Military (Broomhandle) in .30 Mauser

    I know this is alot of stuff for one post, but I figured this would be the best format for asking. Thanks for the help once again.
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 23, 2002
    Brunswick GA
    Regrets, however if you were looking for SXS's of that era the Institute could possibly help. Don't actually have the catalogs, however photos from some of them\

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