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. 

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