One man's outlook on living in the little town too big for one state.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Saturday Night Special
In 1959 these gun ads were in all the magazines and newspapers. They shot a 22 short and looked like a toy gun but were effective for what they were. Most were made in Germany by Rohm Gesellschaft. I think I bought a couple of them. They were very popular among chicken plant workers and used ones could be picked up for 4 or 5 dollars. The 1968 gun control act stopped the import of these guns, by setting up a requirement that they be for sporting purposes.. Rohm however opened a factory in Florida and continued making them.