Johnson Smith Catalog Item #19


"Why, could that be Officer Clancy approaching me down this poorly lit sidewalk? Let me just whip out my pistol flashlight and-- Argh, I'm shot!"

From the 1950 catalog.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 27, 2012
     Category: Johnson Smith Catalog | 1950s | Weapons

A whole dollar! That was some heavy bread back then.

BTW, you'd not want to "whip" that out today.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/27/12 at 10:52 PM
Nope, that would not be a good idea for the kids today.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/28/12 at 02:14 AM
"Easy To Hold - Easy To Flash."

I'd think that an indecent exposure charge would be needed along with brandishing a weapon charge.
Posted by KDP on 02/28/12 at 10:03 AM
I had one of those when I was a kid in the '60s. In those days when you saw a boy with a toy gun, you thought nothing of it. I had flashlights that looked like science fiction ray guns, too, with a disk you could turn to change the color of the light.

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 02/28/12 at 11:23 AM
I'm surprised how many toy guns are for sale today for incredibly cheap prices. Many realistic guns cost as little as a dollar. Unless a kid and/or parents are incredibly careless or stupid, it won't cause a real problem but it's like the toy companies are taunting zero policy school systems.
Posted by Mark on 02/28/12 at 11:55 AM
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