In the mid seventies I was buying everything through Shotgun News. EMF was a big volume vendor and steel frame Colts and Remingtons were going for 54.00 to 65.00 bucks. I bought my first ROA (SS 7.5 Target Sights) at the NATO sports store in Naples Italy for 85.00. Also bought a .45 Cal Hawken Flintlock Rifle for 110.00. I carried both of those firearms with me on the plane on the way home. The ROA was actually in my carry-on bag in the cabin.
Try that now.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson