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Posted: 8/12/2005 6:36:55 PM EDT
I was having a discussion with a younger friend about how gun laws have changed over the years. And I told him that as a kid I remember seeing M1 carbines being adverstised in the Sears catalog. He seemed dubious and the more I thought about it the less sure I was. Does anyone remember the 60's and 70's enough to tell me if I was right or just full of sh*t?

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:39:24 PM EDT
Thompsons used to be sold in hardware stores as a varmint sub-gun. And yes it was fully-automatic.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:52:05 PM EDT
Yes, Sears sold M-1 carbines through thier catalog. In 1968 I walked into the local JC Penney Store and bought a Browning high power made in Belgium for $108 and no paperwork at all. those were the days!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:16:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
Yes, Sears sold M-1 carbines through thier catalog. In 1968 I walked into the local JC Penney Store and bought a Browning high power made in Belgium for $108 and no paperwork at all. those were the days!



thank you, I thought so, but it was sooooo long ago and I was soooo young
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:25:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 7:29:38 PM EDT by sysop]
Well I don't know about the M1 Carbine thing but my parents bought my first gun from Sears. It was a Savage Seven, Single Shot breakover .410 shotgun 1971.

I used to bring that gun or one of my dad's Marlin 22's to school on the bus regularly to hunt rabbit or squirell after school with friends.
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