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December 1954 Air Trails Hobbies for Young Men

December 1954 Air Trails

December 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

Finding an article in a modern model airplane magazine like this "Carve the Italian Beretta 9mm Pistol" from a 1954 issue of Air Trails is highly unlikely. For that matters, seeing an advertisement like the Polk's Hobbies Antique Gun Reproductions on the same page has equally low odds. It's not that boys are no longer interested in guns, it's that publishers are afraid to promote them in any manner - even for historical education purposes. Our politicians promote policies that allow criminals to enter the country bringing drugs, weapons, and other contraband; judges set criminals free or lightly sentence them; schools teach kids that all guns by all people (including police and military) are bad, and then want to remove all guns from law-abiding citizens. As the old saying goes, then only the bad guys will have guns. The morons believe putting an orange cap at the end of the barrel on toys guns will save the day, when all a criminal needs to do is stick an orange cap on his/her real gun and the cops will leave him/her alone. Who keeps voting for these jokers?

Carve the Italian Beretta 9mm Pistol

Carve the Italian Beretta 9mm Pistol, December 1954 Air Trails - Airplanes and RocketsThis Polk's Hobbies Antique Gun Reproductions - Airplanes and Rocketshighly advanced automatic pistol was official sidearm of the Italian Army in World War II. Weighing 23-1/2 oz., it has a magazine capacity of seven cal. 38 cartridges. Part of collection of 150 model guns built by Andrew Jamrisko of Detroit.

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All parts and fittings cut-to-shape! Authentic replicas of famous historical pistols. Makes a handsome firearm.

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Posted January 7, 2023

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