High Standard 22LR pistol cost in 1933

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High Standard 22LR pistol cost in 1933

Post by DaleH » 04 Mar 2019, 19:10

Going through my late Father’s items (as my Mom has just passed away before Xmas) I found this receipt from his Father and thought you might enjoy it. $13 in 1933 ... go figure!
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Post by maintenanceguy » 04 Mar 2019, 23:21

And you could order them through the mail.

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Post by LDUBS » 05 Mar 2019, 01:18

That is a very cool piece of memorabilia. Of course everything is relative and a house probably went for $4,000 back in 1933. Still, it is hard to wrap my mind around those price tags.

I was about 12 when my brother and I partnered up so we would have enough cash to buy our first 22. We paid $18 for a used Savage pump with an octagon barrel. Bought it from a guy running a turkey ranch. I still have it.
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Post by Jim » 05 Mar 2019, 05:38

That is very cool!
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Post by KMixson » 05 Mar 2019, 05:42

I'll give you $26 for the gun. Look at that you can double your money. :LOL2:

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Post by DaleH » 05 Mar 2019, 09:17

They are/were still in business, but no longer sell guns. In the late 80s the owner figured out that they could keep the same talented engineering/machinst work force and industrial site full of machine tools, but to make and sell parts to the aircraft engine industry ... at 2-3X the profit of selling firearms.
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Post by FormerParatrooper » 05 Mar 2019, 14:20

That would be $249.32 in today's dollars. Not a bad price
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Post by lovedr79 » 06 Mar 2019, 09:46

Thats pretty cool!
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Post by gnappi » 14 Mar 2019, 12:07

Jeez, no wonder High Standard had financial problems :-)
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Post by nccatfisher » 22 Mar 2019, 18:11

DaleH wrote:They are/were still in business, but no longer sell guns. In the late 80s the owner figured out that they could keep the same talented engineering/machinst work force and industrial site full of machine tools, but to make and sell parts to the aircraft engine industry ... at 2-3X the profit of selling firearms.
They have been sold several times over the years but last I knew they were based in Texas. That was in the '90s and were selling some firearms. I was a FFL for 28 years and remember seeing derringers with their name on them in the 90s for sure in several of my wholesale catalogs.

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