posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 03:12 AM
It was J.C. Higgins and the changed to Ted Williams and finally to Sears.. They had a mess of brands that were made by manufacturers like Vespa and
Puch scooters and motorcycles sold as Allstate and numerous musical instruments, radios and TVs sold under the name Silvertone... One thing I like
about old military firearms is that they are classified as "war relics" by the ATF and considered collectibles...A nice M-1 Garrand that sold for
around $80 in 1963 can bring over $1500 with all of the accessories as will Browning Hi Power pistols that were made by John Inglis of Canada (
Whirlpool of Canada) for the Chinese Army and equipped with rifle type rear sights and a removable shoulder stock that doubled as a holster...Weapons
like these are great for home protection or hunting and are always increasing in value.. In a way they are a better investment than gold because there
is always a market for them, especially when the NRA is squawking about how any Democrat in the White House is going to take your guns away from you..
Right now there are so many gun manufacturers cranking out new models it is difficult to keep up with all of them... Prices drop somewhat when there
is a Republican in the White House so it is better to buy then unless there is something like the war on terror or impending martial law, starvation,
and energy shortages being of threat on the mass media outlets, then prices climb... The Mosin Nagant rifles are very well made and easily maintained
as well as being accurate enough to have won the 1000meter shooting competition in the 1960 winter Olympics...The ammunition is priced at about 30%
less than the 30-06 rounds that was used by the US from 1906 on into the 1960s and beyond as a hunting round and in foreign military and guerrilla
units supplied with Garrands and B.A.R.s, and it is as potent or more so.. The Mosin Nagant appears to be having a resurgence of popularity beyond
what it has had in the past... I was looking in a catalog that has Monte Carlo type stocks,scope mounts,tactical tri-rails, broken shell extractors
and stripper clips... That is a lot of stuff for a rifle that has been on the scene since the 19th century.