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21 Vintage Gun Ads That Will Make You Wince

12/21/2012 01:05 pm ET

Gun companies walk a very fine line in advertising weapons.

In recent years the delicate nature of selling a deadly product to a mass audience has kept gun ads away from mainstream outlets like newspapers or television, as HuffPost's Tom Zeller recently pointed out.

But once upon a time, the nation's gun makers didn't need to be so sensitive. A scan of vintage firearm and air rifle ads reveals a world in which guns were a must-have for the whole family.

Check out some of the vintage ads for American gun makers below:

Vintage Gun Advertisements

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