Never saw a Walmart until getting stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO in the late 1980s. There weren't many of Sam Walton's stores out west in those days. I remember the prices being a lot cheaper than now. I bought my first Marlin (Model 30AS 30-30) at the local Walmart for 192 bucks (including tax) in 1989. Can't get a brand new Marlin these days for that...........