When guns were sold in catalogs (Sears And Montgomery Wards)

I am watching Mark Levin’s new show on Fox right now and he has Walter Williams as his guest.  They are talking about the push to grab our guns and the limitations to buying them.  Williams brought up the topic of hos we could buy guns and ammo out of the Sear Catalog not all that many years ago.  So –  I did a search for Guns for sale in Sears catalogs and WOW! there is a mess of pages dealing with that topic.  I remember very well the rifles in the rack of the back window of pick-up trucks at high school and that was in the late 1950’s.  A young boys first rifle was many times the Red Ryder BB gun.

How things  change over time.

Jackie Juntti
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Montgomery Wards  (aka Monkey wards) also sold guns in their catalogs

Montgomery Ward ‘Western Field’: Bargain buys of yore … – Guns.com

www.guns.com/review/montgomery-wards-western-field/ Proxy  Highlight
Aug 27, 2012 … The Model 30 and 31 were actually the Savage Stevens 520/620 pump action shotgun was designed by John M. Browning. They were first introduced in 1904 and were sold with the Stevens name and also rebranded for the major catalog retailers like Montgomery Ward’s Western Field line. In 1920 …

American Rifleman | I Have This Old Gun: Montgomery Ward’s .

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May 15, 2015 … It is stamped “Ward’s Western Field,” which was a private brand sold by Montgomery Ward through its stores and mail-order catalogs. Although the “ Western Field” name was also used by others, including Iver Johnson, the subtle “94B” stamped on the lower-right-hand portion of the receiver tells us this gun …

Montgomery Ward Firearms – Gun Data

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Montgomery Ward. Sold firearms manufactured under the following models. Model. Manufactuer’s Name. Manfactuers Model Number. Model. Manfactuers Name. Manufa


https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/the-11-most-memorable-items-from-the-sears-catalog/
If hunting in the woods was more your style, Sears also sold a wide variety of rifles, as this Fall 1950 catalog shows. Though guns-by-mail sounds like a thing of the distant past, the catalog sold them well into 1970s.

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