.22 Caliber Rifles
1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book CoverI bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1967 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog, the 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog and the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book. Enjoy!

.22 Caliber Rifles and BB Guns from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and RocketsHere on page 415A of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book is something that, if you are under 25 years old, might be unbelievable - the ability to buy .22 caliber rifles and BB guns from the Sears Christmas Wishbook! I can remember when you could walk into a Sear, Montgomery Ward, Western Auto, and many other stores and buy rifles and BB guns. I don't recall whether handguns were available then (1960s & 70s). As kids, we could walk to the local sporting goods shop and buy .22 ammo, but couldn't buy cigarettes without a note from our parents (I didn't smoke, but often was sent, note in hand, to buy them for my parents).

Nowadays, the anti-2nd Amendment Nazis want to confiscate all firearms. Doing so makes it easier to impose martial law on the populace and for a totalitarian government. It has worked out quite well for Russian, Cuba, China, and all the other most wonderful countries, right? Oh, wait, not so much.

Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $69.00" Ted Williams .22 would cost $414.04 in 2011 money.




Posted February 20, 2011


Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book Pages:

.22 Caliber Rifles & BB Guns

AM-FM Clock Radios

Billy Blastoff

Color Televisions

Cox F4U Corsair

Cox Dune Buggy

Cox Sea Bee Boat

Erector Set

G.I. Joe Astronaut


Major Matt Mason


Peanuts, Astronaut Snoopy Toys


Slot Car Race Track Sets



Visible V-8 Engine

Wish Books from Sears, Ward, JC Penny