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I had a long and useless discussion with a guy at the ammo counter at spags one day. I asked for some 243 winchester ammo. They guy told me I needed to tell him the caliber and not the gun model. It went back and forth about the caliber 243 winchester for a Browning BLR and he kept telling me I needed to tell him the caliber and not the model of the rifle.The ORIGINAL Gun Room run by Peter Dowd, first almost next to Spags (same side of Rte. 9), later moved across the street and then sold it to John (has a long mustache).
Spags sold ammo, lots of it.
I also miss the old Ivanhoe's and Lew Horton's retail shops (downtown and later on Rte. 9).
I don't know why I thaught of this, but I was driving through my old hometown the other day, remembering my childhood. Does anyone remember the hunting section of "MVP Sports" in Woburn, by 4-corners? I remember as a kid going in there and oohing and aaahing over the guns. I remember the guy who worked there used to watch us like hawks. if I remember, it went from "MVP Sports", to "Decalthlon" to "bye bye!"
So, what are your memories of gun shops of long ago?
MVP Sports in Danvers was Colman's Sporting Goods and had a great gun shop inside. Much later, Sports Authority in the Liberty Tree mall had rifles and handguns. Galyans, outside the Liberty Tree Mall also had handguns, now only rifles and shotguns as Dick's Sporting Goods. Also on the North Shore, Jerry's Army and Navy in Salem, MA had a great hunting and fishing section downstairs and sold ammo, not sure about guns. K-Mart in Danvers had rifles and ammo. Herman's at the Northshore Mall also sold rifles and ammo. More recently, the North Shore has seen the departure of Magnum Sporting Goods on 62 in Danvers, Bob's Rod and Gun on Boston St. in Salem and possibly Dave Frank's Motorcycle and Gun shop (not sure about this one) on Bridge Street in Salem.I bought my first handgun from MVP in Danvers.
Cheap Shot was worth a drive from anywhere! I remember when people were moaning about how no one could find any Saigas, and Cheap Shot had about 50 in the racks, and more still boxed.The Cheap Shot Gun Shop up that was up in Tamworth I believe,He had rows and rows of C&R rifles he had Hundreds of them.AKs galore,thats were I picked up my caught in customs polytech neutered down for post ban.
- There was a store in a small strip plaza almost across from Curran's that sold full auto toys.
Was this the name of the shop I referred to above? Sounds familiar.Woodlawn Sports shop in Randolph, I bought a Remington nylon 66
I remember this place. Stopped there a few times when I was traveling thru the area after a business meeting.Another one, Tom's Handloading in Burlington
Yeah they stopped selling firearms in the early 90's,I remember them on the back left wall...as for ammo they are sold out for goodI worked at County Stores (hardware store) in Milford NH as a kid in the early '80s. At the time they had a case with rifles and pistols.
They still sell ammo and bb/pellet guns, but no more firearms.
I really miss that place,knowing now what I didn't know then,I would be completely broke lol.Cheap Shot was worth a drive from anywhere! I remember when people were moaning about how no one could find any Saigas, and Cheap Shot had about 50 in the racks, and more still boxed.
Nope. I was in there this eve on my way home from work. Still sellin' ammo. Didn't look to see what they had, but did notice ammo in the case.Yeah they stopped selling firearms in the early 90's,I remember them on the back left wall...as for ammo they are sold out for good
I remember them, I also remember the time some scumbags crashed a car right through the building and stole a shitload of guns.Tight Lines in West Bridgewater on RT 28. In the early 80s that was the largest camping / gun shop on the south shore. The store that they to moved and closed on Rt106 was sad.
That was PMSG Guns, affectionately known as "Pound Sand Moan and Groan". The so called "gunsmith" that ran the place installed sights on a 45 slide for me. I ended up using the slide for an ash tray until I quit smoking; now its a paper weight. I, for one, did not mourn the passing of PMSG.Does anyone remember the gun shop that was on Park Ave in Arlington? It was there for many years while I was growing up. I think they had a small range in the basement and I heard that supposedly some people committed suicide there, which may be part of why the store closed down. Sucks that it's no longer there now that I'm old enough to be into firearms...
As a kid I remember always going to "Pierce Hardware" in downtown Taunton with my dad in the 60's. Dad got his High Standard - Olympic Trophy .22 Short, target pistol there.American Arms in Wareham,MA. a big S&W dealer. Ammo from Sears in Quincy center. There was a gun shop in Pembroke on RT 53 near RT 139 whose name escapes me. All from the late '60's.