Just recorded the 1987 movie "Black Widows" through Debra Winger. In it, in ~ one point, she"s caught entering the Justice department (where she works) v a pistol in she purse that she had obtained for protection. Her ceo tosses it ago to her and also tells her to "take it back to Sears".Which raises the question; ns wasn"t into guns earlier when Sears offered them. Everyone have any idea how much the the united state gun sector they were in the past? Sales numbers in number of guns or percent of pistol sales for the 50"s 60"s or 70"s?


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Can"t aid you v statistical data, but I remember well the "Sears guns" the our family members used because that hunting. J.C. Higgins was the brand and Ted Williams was the "personality celeb" the endorsed them. Castle made wonderful low-cost shotguns and rifles (one the which just recently surfaced in ~ our regional gun store), and also we offered them regularly for squirrel and rabbit hunting.Most of the was done back in the late 1950"s and also early 60"s, as I graduated to "girls and gasoline", and also kind of shed touch v the "Sears experience" of gun shopping because that a few decades. Eventually, Sears battered selling guns all together, and I suspect that the ruling versus "mail bespeak sales" eliminated off so lot of their business that they didn"t feel comfortable with the paperwork cycle the followed. The "Ted Williams" 30-06 that remained in our local gun store was plainly a high quality weapon, and also priced in the $350 variety "on the rack" in ~ the critical month.I might be mistaken, yet I think Sears and Herter"s to be the two largest "mail stimulate sales" institutions for guns in the nation when lock were operating mail order sales. Herter"s went the end of business, and also the terrific firearms available from them additionally went the way of the Dodo bird. They concentrated on pistol sales, and Sears focused on shotguns and also rifles.It all leads earlier to the fact that "alcohol, tobacco, and also firearms have to be a convenience store... Not a commonwealth agency"...
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