Vintage gun ads

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.

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.

From sex, safety, to stereotypes about masculinity, here’s a collection of what gun ads look like today and how they’ve evolved in the last century.

These vintage gun ads will give you a good chuckle and show you just how much the world has changed in the past few decades.

A lot has changed in the last century. Looking back in time at vintage gun advertising is a great way to highlight just how different we are a society these days.

In some ways, vintage gun ads remind us of a simpler time from back in the “good ‘ol days.” In other ways, though, they show us just much progress we’ve made.

Either way, they can be pretty entertaining when you think about the reaction some of these gun ads would receive if they were published today!

Old gun ad involving kids
A little girl reloading a gun in her bed? Why not!
hunting old gun ads
Gun ads used hunting quite a lot
funny gun ads
Shooting makes lots of fun! May be…
kid advertising a gun
Another kid boosting gun sales
kids and gun advertising
Can you think of a better gift to your kid?
Guns make kids happy
Guns make kids happy
guns in christmas gift ads
Magic gifts for magic night