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Old 04-06-2014, 11:39 PM
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When I was a kid, it was the X-ray glasses that did not work and the sets of hundreds of soldiers that ended up being so tiny you could not tell the infantry from the tanks. Now the grainy adds in the back of Shotgun News are telling me that I can get a 1930's Springfield 1911 back from the Argentines in operable condition for $400-$600 depending on markings. Must be beat to hell, can they still fire? A page earlier they claim to be selling excellent condition (arsenal reworked Remington) Springfield 1903 rifles for $595 to $695 even after shipping and FFL that seems to be too good. Anyone have any dealings with Sarco Arms out of "Eastern Pennsylvania"? Thank you in advance. Rick
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I've bought several guns from SARCO. They were in New Jersey, not Pennsylvania, but maybe they moved because they were in a communist state. Only problem I ever had was they seemed to have only one woman that answered email, and when she took her two-week vacation, nobody checked mail.

Phone calls worked great, though.

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Old 04-07-2014, 03:40 AM
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I had some dealings with SARCO about 20-25 years ago, they all went well, but most likely nobody from then still works their.

About 25 years ago I bought one of the Colt Argentine 1927's (1911 type 45's)at a LGS. It shot fine on arrival. I stripped to the smallest parts that didn't have to staked back on, and cleaned what seemed like a pound of black grit out. The most was inside the slide and and return spring areas. Upon reassembly it wouldn't feed. I ended up putting all new G.I. springs and a Wilson mainspring. It worked like a champ after that. It became a 21st Birthday for my oldest son. He still has and uses it. Ivan
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:47 AM
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I've dealt with them numerous times and never had a bad experience, and moreover, it seemed that everything I bought was better than advertised. I recommend them highly.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:42 AM
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I bought 1903 and 1903-A3 parts from SARCO. Very pleased with everything they shipped. Prices were at that time also fair.
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I believe that's Easton, PA, which is an actual town and not a portion of the state.
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I've been to Sacro in NJ before they ran afoul of the local constabulary and moved out of their NJ location. It was a very cool place, they had EVERYTHING firearm and military surplus related much of it new old stock.
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Anyone care to sell Grit Newspapers.
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I'm still a 90 # weakling...I still get sand kicked in my face at the beach......Can I get a refund?

But here it is spring time, does anyone want to buy some flower seeds. I think I've still got some left overs, the neighbors didn't buy.


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I recall a comic book that sold de activated thompson machine guns and on another page advertised to get new barrels for your thompson!
The same comic had a DIY feature on how to make knucks out of milk can handles.
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I used to sell cloverine salve and christian mottos to hang on your walls that glowed in the dark!
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Dagone it Merril, the list of occupations, (and other) things you have NOT done has got to be a "shorter" list, than the ones you HAVE done......I wanna be like that when I "grow up" !
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Anyone care to sell Grit Newspapers.
Not johnson, I think reading those old continued serial stories in the Grit when I was a kid; with that fine, blurry print is what took a toll on my vision.

Thanks for bringing up a good part of life, that none of my peer group of friends even recall.
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Anyone remember those ad`s to learn taxidermy from the northwestern school of taxidermy? I bit the bullet and bought the course when I was about 12 years old. It was a stack of pamphlets you would get about once a month. I remember somehow getting a pigeon to practice on. I forget what chemical I was told to buy but did get some from a drug store. It showed how to put the chemical on a rag or whatever and take a sheet of paper, wrap it in a funnel shape, stick the bird in it to execute it for classwork. I tried that and it took a long time to get that struggling poor pigeon to go to sleep. I think thats when I gave up my endeavor to become a taxidermist.
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Anyone remember the ads for the "secret wisdom" of the Rosicrucians or books on how to hypnotize your friends? The latter always seemed to suggest slyly that you could get women to do unseemly things for your pleasure.

You could learn ventriloquism, too, quite easily, and throw your voice to make people think you were somewhere else.

Remember "They laughed when I sat down to play," and the juvenile jokes it inspired?

And then there were the comic book ads for PF Flyers and Red Ball Jets which led kids to believe the shoes would enable them to break land speed records and leap over two-car garages.

Ah, and the whoopee cushions, plastic ice cubes with embedded insects, and magic kits that would allow you to amaze and bewilder your friends.

Anyone remember reading MAD in a standard, non-slick-paper comic book format? Very big when I was in high school.

I wonder what the money spent on that junk would amount to in today's dollars.
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So it would be a good idea to get a Springfield 1903 from Sarco?
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We really believed they would work but nobody could ever put $1.99 together to find out for sure.
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Mine didn't work, but those ol' Red Ball Jets did enable me to jump off of a two car garage

P.S. An umbrella does NOT a parachute make!
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Who knows?

Everybody's too busy reminiscing.
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