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Houston Days... 1960's
« on: July 21, 2017, 01:25:16 PM »
Spent my young years in Houston... selling guns at Oshman's Wholesale Division...not the retail stores. Later selling retail guns at Globe Discount City at the Bellaire location.  I'm so old I remember selling new Winchester Model 70's at $59.95. Your choice of Standard or Featherweight.  How about crated Springfields 03-A3  for $19.95.... un-issued.  Some could accept a Peterson Device !   SUCH MEMORIES , now in my eighties.  Wonder what today' s bargains are?

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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 01:41:49 PM »
Welcome old timer!
Got any of the 03 crates left? I'll take a dozen!
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »
Welcome and I remember Oshmans.  They had it all!

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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 02:47:57 PM »
Welcome old timer!
Got any of the 03 crates left? I'll take a dozen!

Welcome aboard Jelly Donut.

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For something they made 6 million + of, they are getting hard to find.

My Dad bought a couple back in the day from outdoor life magazine ( I think ) May have been Popular Mechanics,, I will have to ask him.

They also came with an ammo box full of linked belt ammo w/ tracers, steel jackets, and armor piercers.

Guess what ammo we used for shooting groundhogs on the farm when I was a kid ?    :facepalm:

 
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 04:36:45 PM »
ajellydonut,

1st, WELCOME ABOARD. - You've found the right place, imo. = LOTS of GREAT folks here.

The FIRST new high-power rifle that I ever bought myself was an unissued  Model 1893 long-barreled Mauser from Giant Discount Center in Longview Texas. - The price was 9.99 plus tax, otd in September 1965.

Boxes of 25 FMJ cartridges were 1.oo each & in those long-ago days we hunters used to "pull the bullets" & replace them with GCCB/JSP for hunting game bigger than coyotes.
(I used to "punch paper" & hunt coons, young feral pigs, jackrabbits, swamp rabbits & coyotes with the FMJ rounds. - Those worked fine & spoiled little edible meat at 4 cents each. = I used to buy 10 bucks worth of FMJ at a time. - That S-A War vintage 7x57mm was nearly perfect for hunting, for so little $$$$.)

Note:  I was a poor/redneck 18YO  at "a rich kid's college" at  that time & my GF & I lived largely off of my trotlines/set hooks/gillnets & my rifle/shotgun. = We ate a lot of fish/game with vegetables from the local farmer's market, as we couldn't afford much else..
(Btw, we rented the top floor of an "antique brick house" for 60.oo a month, including utilities, too.)

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 08:19:35 PM »
Hey welcome aboard.
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 08:28:30 PM »
welcome   :thumbsup1:

it's truly a damn shame that the powers that be
at oshmans ran a once fine store into the dirt.
i fear academy is on the same runaway train.
they get more like oshmans every time i go there.
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 09:34:25 PM »
Howdy, and welcome to the forum

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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 08:11:50 AM »
Howdy from Brazos County  :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 08:40:15 AM »
Spent my young years in Houston... selling guns at Oshman's Wholesale Division...not the retail stores. Later selling retail guns at Globe Discount City at the Bellaire location.  I'm so old I remember selling new Winchester Model 70's at $59.95. Your choice of Standard or Featherweight.  How about crated Springfields 03-A3  for $19.95.... un-issued.  Some could accept a Peterson Device !   SUCH MEMORIES , now in my eighties.  Wonder what today' s bargains are?
Welcome! I bought my first handgun at Oshman's, I loved that store. Couldn't tell you how much I spent on fishing gear there.


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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 08:56:57 AM »
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2017, 01:07:45 PM »
Welcome from Round Rock, Just north of the insanity that is Austin.
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2017, 01:15:36 PM »
Spent my young years in Houston...

oh, so sorry - but welcome, from a safe distance north of houston.....
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Re: Houston Days... 1960's
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 02:10:50 PM »
Welcome from the Waco area. 
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