How I bought 303 in 1964

Discussion in 'Enfield Rifles' started by mdj696, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I met a school teacher from Vincennes, Indiana in 1964. I stopped on a trip East to see his cannon collection. All of his heavy artillery was on rubber tires.
    He had as I recall 20 or more guns from various countries. His father had started this hobby. I think he had to donate them to a museum after 1968. :(:(
     
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  2. The_Wardog

    The_Wardog G&G Evangelist

    I absolutely loath the era I was born into.
     
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  3. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    The 1960s were in my memory the worst decade in American history. :(
     
  4. The_Wardog

    The_Wardog G&G Evangelist

    But there was so much you could DO that you can't today.

    I've also considered that the 1880s would have been an interesting time for me to live in, medical advances (or lack thereof) notwithstanding.

    As it is now, I look around and am desperate to avoid the average American (beyond irritating to deal with in most regards, but could be because I live in a huge city area). I feel the entrapment of a dying society and a totally corrupt, in-your-face gov, cities filling with homeless and a sense of despair (Dallas has developed it's own unique odor of decay, last I was there).

    I get going back to the past has disadvantages. But what I've got to work with today...….
     
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  5. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    We are in a Societal Fog. It seems so many Americans are struggling to survive financially. The Socialist/Communist are once more making inroads into our Republic. I feel we are returning to the 1960s. :eek:
     
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  6. The_Wardog

    The_Wardog G&G Evangelist

    The 60s didnt have the NDAA AND Patriot Act, among other insidious infringements on our liberties.

    However, I would go back further in time if I could.
     
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  7. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    I was looking around my ammo cans and found a box of that old 303 I posted in opening post.
     
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  8. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    Indeed, I bought mine in that time period for $12.95 as I remember it. A No 1 Mk 3, out of the Sears Catalog. I was around 16 at the time and it was my first center fire rifle. Other Sears offerings on the page were the 03 Springfield, the 1894 Swedish Mauser, Schmidt Rubin and a couple others. I also bought 50 rounds of .303 ammo in stripper clips and with Berdan primers. The ammo was imported through Alexandria, Va. The rifles too most likely.
     
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  9. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    I grew up in the 50s and very early 60s....what a great time to grow up. Also I grew up in small town America. Just couldn't beat it.
     
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  10. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    My 1st center fire I got for Christmas around 1964 a No4 MkI Savage sporterized, I believe it cost $35.00. Youngest son got his 1st deer with it. It will go into the nursing home with me. I sill to this day can tell you it's serial number. 83CXXXX,
     
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