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I thought I would inventory some of my stash of .22 ammo.

 

Some of it is old...... darn old.

 

I found a 50 round box of CCI Blazers priced at .97-cents.

AND... I found a 50 round box of Winchester-Western .22 LR priced at .89-cents.

 

And I've got some CCI .22 LR in the 100 round packs with a sub $2 price sticker on em.

 

Sure wish I had bought a few cases of those way back in those 'good ole days'.

 

Back around the mid-80's, a friend of mine and I picked up a case (5000 rounds) of Winchester .22 LR at a gun show for

$100 even.   Of course, back in the mid 80's, my friend and I were lucky to have $100 between us, especially after paying

about $6 to get into the gun show in Knoxville.

 

I still feel blessed to have $100 in my pocket.... But my friend has become a multi-millionaire and has been overly kind to

me with a couple nice gifts thru the years.  He gave me a Like New Remington Nylon 66.   Really love that rifle.

And, he gave me a darn nice Marlin model 101, which was a single shot .22 rifle that requires the bolt to be pulled back to

manually cock the rifle.  What is neat about his rifle is that the cocking bolt is shaped like a 'T', which makes it easy to grasp

 to cock.

 

P.S. - The friend I referenced IS NOT TN Williams.   He too tight to give ya anything, BUT..... he has offered me my money back

on those .22 ammo.    Mighty kind of him, don't ya think?

 

..........Widder

 

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I still have a box of Valor .22 LR  that I got at Webb City when I was a kid. Webb City used to be a local tourist trap back in the day. Box of 50 for .61 cents. Cheap prices, dancing chickens, chickens playing the piano, mermaids, all kinds of entertainment for very little money. I loved that place. Still have fond memories of Webb City and Six Gun Territory.

 

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2019/08/18/webbs-city-closed-40-years-ago-today-what-happened-to-the-worlds-most-unusual-drug-store/

 

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I remember Revelation for 50¢  a box/50!!

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I remember riding my bicycle up to the 7-11 with my .22 rifle strapped to my handlebars and buying a box of 22's for 50 cents....

A couple of times when I couldn't scrape up a half a buck he'd let me buy a 1/2 box for a quarter.... Those were Great Days !!!!!

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I wanted a Rem. Nylon 66 in the worst way but ended up with a Nylon 12(bolt action). It was s great little rifle and was perfect in the salt water environment I grew up in. I don’t have any boxes of $.50/50 rounds but do remember the local hardware store in the small town I grew up in sold a scoop of .22 lr(about 25 or 30 bullets for $.25. The old guy who ran the store had a small whiskey barrel full of them and he would let us scoop them ourselves. Also, during the winter if you shoveled the porch and walk at the front of his store he would give you a dollar, a cup of hot chocolate and your choice of a scoop of .22’s or a half dozen shotgun shells. He loved kids - didn’t matter boys or girls. He and his wife had lost both of their children to pneumonia when they were tiny. I think they “adopted” all the neighborhood kids to fill the void. I think his wife taught half the neighborhood girls and some of the boys how to cook. 

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I'll  have to dig them out and take a picture later, but I still have several Federal 525 bulk boxes of .22 that have a $7.99 price tag on them.

As a kid I bought many boxes of 22's for 52 cents/50 rounds. Now, anything from 7 to 10 cents a piece is a good price.

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Back in the 80’s I sold a gun to a LGS.  After the transaction was complete is when I learned they didn’t pay in cash but in store credit.  Walked out with about all the 22 ammo they had.  Might still have some of it left if I go digging.

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All the. 22 ammo I bought back then I made sure I shot up. :D

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On the topic of 22's...

 

Now I don't consider my self old, vintage or high mileage perhaps, but not old.  Back in the early to mid 60's I'd collect empty pop bottles on my way home from school and trade them in at the local mom and pop store for a box of .22 shorts.  I believe it was 5 bottles for a box of 50.  Then I was all set to go on Safari with my Winchester model 62.  Different times, different days and attitudes.  High mileage people can relate.

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As a kid I was able to get a 100 rd box of cci for .99,     I distinctly remember doing whatever chore to earn a dollar, went to the store where I plucked down my dollar and they said it was $1.03………..😡 that was my first lesson on taxes.

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...and that $49.00 Ruger 10/22 from Service Merchandise to plink away all the 22LR ammo mom bought for me.

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15 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

I still have a box of Valor .22 LR  that I got at Webb City when I was a kid. Webb City used to be a local tourist trap back in the day. Box of 50 for .61 cents. Cheap prices, dancing chickens, chickens playing the piano, mermaids, all kinds of entertainment for very little money. I loved that place. Still have fond memories of Webb City and Six Gun Territory.

 

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2019/08/18/webbs-city-closed-40-years-ago-today-what-happened-to-the-worlds-most-unusual-drug-store/

 

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AHHH! Web City!!  Back in the ‘50s they had tropical birds on display and for sale!

 

My dad used to go there and teach those birds “fowl” language!!  :rolleyes: 
 

I can still see some poor preacher buying one of those birds, taking it home, and all of a sudden getting a real cussin’!! :o

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1 hour ago, Blackwater 53393 said:


AHHH! Web City!!  Back in the ‘50s they had tropical birds on display and for sale!

 

My dad used to go there and teach those birds “fowl” language!!  :rolleyes: 
 

I can still see some poor preacher buying one of those birds, taking it home, and all of a sudden getting a real cussin’!! :o

 

Had a blue parakeet named Sammy when I was growing up. He had an interesting vocabulary that got even more interesting during the holidays when family were there.

 

 

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WOW..... I love these stories.

Here's another of mine:

 

I was born in 51, so at around 1960 and visiting Grandpa's farm in the country, I fell in love shooting one of his boys .22 Remington.

It was the semi-auto model and really a nice rifle.   

 

Back then, Mr. Caton owned the local Mom/Pop neighbor store and he always stocked a few boxes of .22 ammo.

I don't remember the price but some of us boys could always tell a 'yarn' about how good we could shoot a .22 rifle,

especially with that ammo that could shoot.  "........ 1 Mile".

I faintly remember he carried boy Remington-Peters and Winchester-Western brand.

And I remember the potbelly stove he kept in his store for heating during the winter.   Such fond memories.

 

Kinda funny how the topic of .22 ammo can bring back memories for many of us.

My older brother's first .22 rifle was the Nylon 66.

Mine was the Winchester 9422.   When my daughter was born in 93, I bought her a new 9422 that very week of birth.

She's 31 now and that rifle is now sitting in her safe, along with the original box.

Its been shot...... but its still in new condition.

 

..........Widder

 

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26 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

WOW..... I love these stories.

 

Kinda funny how the topic of .22 ammo can bring back memories for many of us.

My older brother's first .22 rifle was the Nylon 66.

Mine was the Winchester 9422.   When my daughter was born in 93, I bought her a new 9422 that very week of birth.

She's 31 now and that rifle is now sitting in her safe, along with the original box.

Its been shot...... but its still in new condition.

 

..........Widder

 


I enjoy the stories too!

 

I can’t say this about the Henry you fixed up for my grandson!!  When my brother-in-law passed away a few years ago, he left me somewhere around 5,000 rounds of .22 and a Mossberg 715 semi-auto rifle that was completely disassembled!  
 

I ordered up three or four small parts that were missing and all the screws to put it back together.

 

It’s mine, but the grandsons both shoot it.

 

When I brought that little Henry home, the Mossberg lost some of its appeal.  The younger grandson has shot up all of that first batch of ammo and three or four more just like it!!

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It was either 66 or 67, I was at Boy Scout Camp and decided I wanted to take Marksmanship merit badge that week. I can't remember what rifles we used. There were four of us in the class and I was the only one that earned the badge that week. I also was the only one who had never shot any gun in my life. In 67 at my first trip to Philmont, I took thr NRA Hunter Safety course (using Remington 513T) at on of the back country camps. I still have the targets......three of them with a dime size hole or less out of the center. The following summer I answered an ad out of Boy's Life magazine to sell Christmas cards. I earned for myself a brand new Mossberg 320B .22 rifle. Mom wouldn't buy ammo so I had to earn money to buy my own. Like I said in an earlier post, I bought Remington long rifle ammo for about 51 or 52 cents a box down at Mill's Hardware store in town. Unfortunately that rifle was stolen back in the early 80's. I did qualify as 50 ft  small bore expert at later years in Scout Camp but I was using my own Ruger 77/22. I have a rather large stockpile of 22 ammo that hopefully the grandkids will help me burn up. I bought each of my grandkids a Henry Golden Boy when they were born. We had them all together at Easter so I gave them their rifles. The serial #'s are their initials and birthdate.

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6 hours ago, Sixgun Seamus said:

It was either 66 or 67, I was at Boy Scout Camp and decided I wanted to take Marksmanship merit badge that week. I can't remember what rifles we used. There were four of us in the class and I was the only one that earned the badge that week. I also was the only one who had never shot any gun in my life. In 67 at my first trip to Philmont, I took thr NRA Hunter Safety course (using Remington 513T) at on of the back country camps. I still have the targets......three of them with a dime size hole or less out of the center. The following summer I answered an ad out of Boy's Life magazine to sell Christmas cards. I earned for myself a brand new Mossberg 320B .22 rifle. Mom wouldn't buy ammo so I had to earn money to buy my own. Like I said in an earlier post, I bought Remington long rifle ammo for about 51 or 52 cents a box down at Mill's Hardware store in town. Unfortunately that rifle was stolen back in the early 80's. I did qualify as 50 ft  small bore expert at later years in Scout Camp but I was using my own Ruger 77/22. I have a rather large stockpile of 22 ammo that hopefully the grandkids will help me burn up. I bought each of my grandkids a Henry Golden Boy when they were born. We had them all together at Easter so I gave them their rifles. The serial #'s are their initials and birthdate.

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thats a lkot of kids with rifles , im thinking id like that neighborhood a lot 

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8 hours ago, Sixgun Seamus said:

I bought each of my grandkids a Henry Golden Boy when they were born. We had them all together at Easter so I gave them their rifles. The serial #'s are their initials and birthdate.

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Nice Grandpa!  Can I be one of your grandkids?

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My first gun was a bolt action Marlin .22 with a tubular magazine and peep sight. $15 used and I could get ammo for .$50/box at a gas station nearby. My mom made a deal with me, if I cleaned them (rabbits), she would cook it. 

I'd forgotten about collecting pop bottles. 5 cents apiece and the highway ditches were scoured regularly. Occasionally I'd find discarded Playboy magazines that were studied scrupulously. 

It was a great time to grow up.

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Things sure were different back when our Constitution was honored. Almost everywhere sold guns and ammo! 

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Y'all are making me jealous of those prices! These are the best prices I've ever seen and were in 2017-2018 time frame. I think it was Black Friday of 2017 that Federal had an online sale and I bought about 10K rounds of 22LR. 4 cents per round to my door. 

Y'all probably don't want to know what year I was born... 

 

 

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PRIMERS........ I wish I could post a picture.

 

I have a Brick of CCI large magnum pistol with a $7.95  price sticker on it.

Actually, I have 2 of those bricks.  Yes... 1000 primers per brick.

 

..........Widder

 

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On 7/4/2024 at 3:04 PM, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

PRIMERS........ I wish I could post a picture.

 

I have a Brick of CCI large magnum pistol with a $7.95  price sticker on it.

Actually, I have 2 of those bricks.  Yes... 1000 primers per brick.

 

..........Widder

 

 And a NANNA-SPLIT was .10 cents. in 1960

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54 minutes ago, Texas Jack Black said:

 And a NANNA-SPLIT was .10 cents. in 1960

Don't remind him or he'll be licking old calendars!

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2 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

Don't remind him or he'll be licking old calendars!

 

AND.... calendars were free back then.   Everybody offered free calendars.

 

A good milkshake was 25 cents.   A good doughnut was  5 cents.

I no longer drink many milkshakes nor eat a good doughnut.

 

But I still shoot a lot of .22's.   😀

 

..........Widder

 

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Great thread Widder, brings back childhood memories...

So I just had to go see what older .22 ammo I still have...

Remington Viper 500rds $23.75

Western Super X wax lube 500rds $18.00

Western Super X .22 shorts wax lube 50rds $10.00

CCI Stingers 50rds $2.12 K-Mart

CCI  ? 100rds $1.83 BLB

CCI  ? 100rds $4.79 Big 5 (still the best .22 boxes ever made)

Federal Stingers 50rds $1.59 PayLess

Remington Yellow Jackets 50rds $1.89 Gemco

My Favorite .22s that I still own, Remington 241 .22 short, Remington 550, 550P & 552 they feed everything short,long, long rifle, Winchester 74's in .22 short, Winchester 52A,B & C and my first gun a Stevens Walnut Hill my Grandfather gave me in Junior High so I could compete in NRA smallbore matches.

P.S. my Widdermatic Marlin CBC's run my .45 Schofields FLAWLESSLY, can't Thank You Enough!

 

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On 7/3/2024 at 7:28 AM, Hashknife Cowboy said:

On the topic of 22's...

 

Now I don't consider my self old, vintage or high mileage perhaps, but not old.  Back in the early to mid 60's I'd collect empty pop bottles on my way home from school and trade them in at the local mom and pop store for a box of .22 shorts.  I believe it was 5 bottles for a box of 50.  Then I was all set to go on Safari with my Winchester model 62.  Different times, different days and attitudes.  High mileage people can relate.

yup , me too , i always figured collecting the bottles was free as its what i was doing at the time and those bullets were valuable , put a lot of rabbits and squills in the pot 

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Mom would have nothing to do with us kids having guns.  Period.  The day I turned 18 I bought myself a Glenfield (Marlin) model 60. You know the one, it had the squirrel engraved on the wrist of the stock.  IIRC the 100 ct. box of CCIs was $1.99.  I shot the action out of that gun, literally.  Probably because after about a year I started shooting CCI Stingers almost exclusively.

 

In earlier years, I remember folks coming into the country store and buying ammo loose.  They sold .22s by weight, just like nails & screws. Had a milk bucket full of 'em behind the counter - no idea what brand, probably all mixed up.  "Deer rifle" cartridges were sold individually.  Folks bought/carried what the gun would hold.  I don't recall that store even having any centerfire pistol ammo.

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