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    Default Trying to remember a gun shop...

    I don't know why, but I suddenly remembered a gun shop that I used to visit, decades ago, somewhere in the Lehigh Valley/Bucks County/MontCo region.

    I remember that it had an elevated section at the back where the guns were, and some racks of USGI surplus clothes. That's about it.

    Anybody remember a store like that? It was probably 1960's-2000 or so.
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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Not the old Army Navy store off the 5th street highway north of Reading?
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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Commercial building or converted from a private residence?
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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Any chance you're thinking of Bills Gun Shop?

    http://billsgunshopinc.com/

    He's a national treasure.

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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Possibly AF Boyer Hardware & Guns in Slatington? Gun section is in an elevated loft in the back, old rifles all around the upper section perimeter.

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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    The army-navy by Pep-Boys in Whitehall? Can't remember if the guns were elevated (or if they actually had guns, for that matter)

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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Not the old Army Navy store off the 5th street highway north of Reading?
    The guns were in the rear of the store but I don't believe it was a raised section.

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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Quote Originally Posted by smit308 View Post
    Possibly AF Boyer Hardware & Guns in Slatington? Gun section is in an elevated loft in the back, old rifles all around the upper section perimeter.

    Smit
    1960-2000,rather specific. But Smit beat me to it. Not that I ruled out a ton of other stores, but it fits your description, and as my LGS it's familiar. And they just celebrated their 150th year anniversary (same family), so it fits into your time frame Does your memory include a stuffed Giraffe??
    Lots of pics online, to spark memories.

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    Default Re: Trying to remember a gun shop...

    Quote Originally Posted by stainless View Post
    The guns were in the rear of the store but I don't believe it was a raised section.
    Could it have been sunken then? Oh and what was the big one on penn ave west reading?
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    EDELMANS ?

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