The Good ‘ol Days

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The 1929 catalog Johnson Smith & Co. of Racine, WIS listed some items of interest

(found on Flikr):

Johnson Smith 1929 1
Johnson Smith 1929 2
Johnson Smith 1929 2
Johnson Smith 1929 4

Lest you found yourself pining for Good ‘ol Days’ pricing, where a .45 cal. 1911 model could be had for $45, let not your heart be troubled. Compared to 1929 (with a 3-1/2% price increase per annum) $45.00 will get you $658.51 in buying power today.

I think we can find something in that range for you.


The actual inflation rate from 1929 through 2007 was 3.3% bringing $45.00 in 1929 buying power to only $585.54. 

Since the KBI Charles Daly Field Grade Semi-automatic 1911 Full 45 ACP 5″ Steel Blue Wood with (1) 7 Rd Mag and Fixed Sights retails for $589.00,  Traction Control will reduce the price for ALL purchases made from now through April 15, 2007 by at least $3.46 (that’s $0.27 in 1929 dollars!).  Ask about specific pricing in email inquiries!

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