View Full Version : Does anyone remember the "Alden's" catalogs?

December 15, 2009, 01:03 PM
It was in the early 60's before Kennedy was shot,,,
A mail order catalog where a kid like me could buy a military surplus rifle for 20-30 bucks.

The reason I brought this up is because of the artillery posts I've seen here.

One could order several anti-aircraft guns in 20 or 25 mm from Alden's,,,
I remember that me and four of my buddies were saving our nickels and dimes so we could order a French 20 mm gun,,,
It was only like 4 or 5 hundred dollars or so,,,
Over a months pay for my Dad in 1962.

That savings project got the kibosh when one of the Mom's found out about it,,,
We each had saved some money though,,,
I bought a British .303 instead.

Ah nostalgia,,,