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Very old gun sales letter

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wireguy, Oct 14, 2009.

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  1. wireguy

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    My parents once owned a very old family home in Chico California. It was built by someone who had money, and was designed for when extended family all lived together in a huge, multi-bedroomed house. The upstairs was all bedrooms with a central bath, the ground level was living room, kitchen and such, and there was a spooky basement.

    My mom found these in that old house.

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  2. Mapper

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    Cool, just as a suggestion, you might want to put it in some of that acid free plastic. Be good forever then.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Cool== did they ever purchase that rifle?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. Golden Beebe

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    WOW...$40.00 in 1916?

    That was HUGE $$$$...Wonder what the guns would be worth now?
     
  5. ljutic73

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    A 1916 Christie Grant catalog from Canada lists Model 12 field guns for $33 and Ithica Knickerbocker SXS's for $19.75 so $40 must have bought dsmthing special!
     
  6. itsnotyou

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    Wireguy

    I called the phone number on your letter, no answer I think they might be out of business?


    Jack
     
  7. wireguy

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    They changed the number when they became Cabela's.
     
  8. g7777777

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    Newtons had a huge following and their own calibers as well.

    They didnt expand- just conducted buisness out of a city shop I think.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  9. DecalDude

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    I am not sure they became Cablas this kind of facinated me as Buffalo NY is not far from my home town. Been kinda reading up on it now. Newton had his hand in the some fine custom made rifles and wildcats.

    Jerry
     
  10. H82MIS

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    here ya go,,,,,,,,,
     
  11. H82MIS

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    More on Newton,,,hope the link isn't to long,,
     
  12. wireguy

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    Wow, thanks for the additional info guys.
     
  13. 12Gagejon

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    Still had Grizzly bears in northern calif in 1916 maybe a bear gun Jon
     
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