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Reply #60 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 8:15pm
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We used to have three great Smith's and they also sold firearms, ammunition, re-loading components etc. They also refurbished, re-built and built new custom firearms. Smithing alone would not provide them a good living and it still won't keep anyones doors open and eading into a nice retirement. We have one left a friend but he only builds high end custom shotguns and rifles from scratch and they are all in the five figure range.

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Reply #61 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 9:14pm
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I can't help but wonder if any of the rifles in the racks in the Freund Brothers or J.P. Lower picture are now in the care of anyone on this forum.

Oh, to be able to step back in time with a handful of cash.

Then again, they'd probably take one look at our modern funny money and throw a guy out of the place.

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Reply #62 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 9:32pm
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Hayface if one could only do so just for the times all though a bit rugged.
  
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Reply #63 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 11:31pm
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Then again, they'd probably take one look at our modern funny money and throw a guy out of the place.

Gold might work,
I'd be happy just to go back to the 50's for some great deals.
When did pricing take the big jump?
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Reply #64 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 4:18pm
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I'd be happy just to go back to the 50's for some great deals.


Without playing on peoples misfortunes, imagine the prices during the great depression.
  
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Reply #65 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 8:40pm
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Quote:  When did pricing take the big jump?

Even now, it unfailingly occurs when I become interested in any item!  Market then plunges to record lows if I already have one.

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I remember throwing hay bales around all day as a youngster in the late 50's / early 60's for the princely sum of $.75 an hour.  Seems really nice guns were out of my reach then, too.
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Reply #66 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 8:45pm
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JL,

Quote:  Hayface if one could only do so just for the times all though a bit rugged.

Wouldn't it be something to be able to just walk through one of those old shops in that era?

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Reply #67 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:03pm
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Hayface wrote on Aug 24th, 2018 at 8:40pm:
I remember throwing hay bales around all day as a youngster in the late 50's / early 60's for the princely sum of $.75 an hour. 


I did it for the kingly sum of $1/hr; although I wouldn't have done anything so hard, hot, & miserable for $5/hr, if my father hadn't forced me to. Thought of all the dust & hay in my face & down my sweaty neck still makes me cringe.
  
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Reply #68 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:32pm
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Redsetter wrote on Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:03pm:
Hayface wrote on Aug 24th, 2018 at 8:40pm:
I remember throwing hay bales around all day as a youngster in the late 50's / early 60's for the princely sum of $.75 an hour. 


I did it for the kingly sum of $1/hr; although I wouldn't have done anything so hard, hot, & miserable for $5/hr, if my father hadn't forced me to. Thought of all the dust & hay in my face & down my sweaty neck still makes me cringe.

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Reply #69 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:45pm
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Your father spoiled you, Redsetter.
For us, it was part of the chores that had to be done, and we did it for free.    Smiley
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Same here for me and my little brother farming cotton, corn, oats, etc. here at home when we were young. The only perks we got out of doing all the dirty work during the week was Dad was free on the weekends to take us hunting and fishing. I think we got a pretty good deal.

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Reply #70 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 10:15am
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I worked for my uncle summers, through harvest time. He paid me $10 a day, and we worked a 12 hr. day. It was hot, sweaty, hard work, but I loved it. Not that I enjoyed hot and sweaty, but I just enjoyed ding the work we did. Wasn't all harvest, and that was the toughest part.
He sold me my first vehicle at 13 yrs. old! Of course with my dad's approval first! It was a '47 International panel, and cost me a whopping $25. I worked on it of and on until I was old enough to get my license. Went to his place the day I got my license and drove it home!
  

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Reply #71 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 10:53am
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Milked cows twice a day seven days a week along with the chores. Didn't mind the heat or the itching when bucking bales it was the poking and rubbing raw of the upper legs that got a bit uncomfortable Hay chaps were not in the budget.

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Reply #72 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 11:10am
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Hayface it indeed would and we had one similar but smaller at one time. Bought a few rifles and shotguns there starting in high school. Had an open account all it took was my name on a file card and pay as much as you can when you can. When one was paid off another one got added to that file card and the Simth half owner also taught me a lot.

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Reply #73 - Aug 27th, 2018 at 2:26pm
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You've all seen this one, but here it is again.....

These names came from the South Shore Rifle & Pistol League in MA;

1935 - WALNUT HILL - Back Row: Moore, Stevens, Tharnisch, Lucian Cary, Arthur Elliot, Dickerson
Front Row: Shaw, Harry Pope, Dwyer, C. E. Kelly, Philip E. Brooks;
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Reply #74 - Aug 27th, 2018 at 2:51pm
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Wanna bet that those rifles have either Pope or Pope/Stevens barrels?
  

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