Not quite but not far from it. You actually had to watch what you got somewhat. I got a few 50 rd boxes of Remington 22lr in those red and white boxes back around 68 or 69 that had green corrosion on the brass. Made me wonder if some of the stuff they were getting back then was from insurance salvage or something.When br549arkie went to Walmart back in the 60's, they were just gettin cranked up and working out of a log cabin
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...........
I worked for WT Grants and that's where I got to compare Marlins and Winchester 30-30s.How many of you remember back in the late 1960's when Walmart used to put 336's on sale for $69.95?
Them was the good old days.We got a WM in western KY in the mid 70's I'd guess. My sporting goods came from Sears some, but mostly Western Auto. Can't begin to tell you how many BBs & 22s I bought there while riding my bike. Used to have my 22 rifle slung over my back while riding it. Walked into the store like that too.
Also left the rifle & ammo in the Principles office on some Fridays, because Granddad was picking me and my brother up in his farm truck after school for a weekend of shooting frogs, snakes, crows or whatever!
There was a Castleberry's store and gas station next door to the farm, if I needed more ammo, a Pepsi or ice cream!
Best time of my life!
The Walmart was about 4-5 miles from town, opposite direction from the farm. I was driving by the time WM arrived in town.
That's where my younger brother bought his, and right along that same period '73, '74.The first new rifle I ever bought was a Model 94 Winchester in .30-30. I got it at Gibson's for ( i think) $119.95 plus tax. Just before Deer Season 1973. Made ammo on the kitchen table with a Lee Loader and a plastic faced mallet.
To the paved highway I live 3/4 mile off of was a dirt road till the early 70's. If you went up to that road from where my folks place was and turned left it was 5 miles to pavement and if you turned right it was 12.5 miles to pavement.I remember back when a LOT of highways were dirt roads.