as the year comes to an end we have to say we are real happy with this
department. You fine footed folks flocked to our Georgia, LaCrosse and
Browning Boots. We will keep on building this section.
Our Fourth Newsletter..........
and our last one for this year. We
wanted to get one more out this fall but we were just too darn busy. This
has proven to be fun for us and you who have commented claim its fun for
you. This one is intended to
recap the year and set the stage for next year.
Plus, as you can probably guess, we think that sporting goods are
absolutely the finest thing to buy and give for Christmas.(from Bills)
And this is also our opportunity to thank you sincerely for making this an absolute record year for stuff sold by us this year.
Another Fish Story
a welcome change from the 411 deer stories we have heard so far.
Actually to mention that our fishing department/section is continuing to
evolve into.. well, a fishing department.
And if you aint goin fishin once in a while, your missing a crucial
one of lifes joys.
Gun Laws-State & Fed
as of this writing, there are no major changes looming on the horizon. But
don’t think that “they”aren’t out there trying to change things
more. What ever is your chosen allegiance insofar as organizations guarding
your rights, continue your support! The big thing lately is the company
that, because of internal pilferage problems, has chosen to grossly
inconvenience through cost changes those of us who ship handguns for totally
legitimate purposes. Another example of a failing to take responsibility for
ones own soiled house.
New Gun News...
this isn’t going to be a lengthy paragraph just because there is so
much news out and so much that is coming out very soon. Ruger 454s showed up
finally. looking good! And a word to you Browning fans out there.
You and we could not get anywhere near the Brownings we needed this
year. This was simply because
Browning had such a great year. They worked hard getting more product than
ever before by far to the dealers. But the demand was for even more. Auto
shotguns were still 5000 units behind at the end of November. Rifles the
same. So if you want a Browning, know that you have good taste but you may
need a bit of patience. Rem ultras should start getting a little looser. You
old Ithaca fans, the born again model 37s’ are just as slick as always.
And Winchester 70 models are beginning to show up again. Any of you needing
a new 22 or 22 mag, we spent a
couple of days after deer hunting putting together a bunch of scoped guns
that are also neat. Remember, this stuff
is here to have fun with, so just do it. Kimbers are still works of
art. new Glocks on the market. Ruger over and unders continue their
progress. And so so many more. Sittin on our shelves waiting for you to
Colt is still in the gun business, many people heard the misinformation from
the media that said Colt was out of it. Nope still in it . They dropped some
models that were not big sellers. We will get the full remaining lineup
Electric License - the system in all of its cutting edge glory let you and us down a couple
of times this year. The worst
was at hunters choice time. Fear was in our hearts insofar as day before gun
deer time was concerned. The DNR even made provisions for issuing
handwritten licenses. But all worked fine at crunch time.
Next year is expected to be much smoother because essentially we as a
state have made the conversion over to this system. Stay tuned.
we went through a ton of these monsters this year, literally as well as
figuratively. Our last load for this year is scheduled for the middle of
December. Try squeezing one of
those things under your tree. We will be placing another order for these
with the free freight still in effect, probably in mid January.
We have added the WInchester Safe line to the Browning. A little
different . Stop and take a
look. As far as our gun cabinet
with safe type features, we had to put that on indefinite hold for now.
was pretty decent all around this year so far.
Maybe the late guys and gals will have some snow like gun hunters
used to have years past. New things on the horizon have yet to be announced
but we will be in the know come January. We do have a dozen new bows in
stock right now, and since we bought pretty carefully this year, they are
the good models and you can really save as a Christmas present.
12 ga m 1200 pl bbl
Stevens 12 ga m 67f vent
3131 Moss 12 m500
vent tubes 1856
m500 pl bbl
3959 Win 20 ga m 1300
3905 Win 12 ga m 1300
3319 Moss 12 ga
m500 vent tubes
4036 Moss 12 ga m500
camo tubes 4038
Rem 12 ga m870 spec purp
4034 Win 12 ga 1300 vent
2614 Sav 12 ga m30 vent
3606 Higgins 12 ga mod 20 pl bbl 2575
Win 12 ga m 1300 camo turke
4069 Spring 20 ga m 67F
3207 Rem 12 ga mod 10
3690 Win 12 ga m 1300t
3893 Moss 12 ga m 500 vent
Higgins 20 ga pump
2704 Win 12 ga m 12 rib
12 ga m 12 pl bb
2561 Win 12 ga m 12 Duck gun
3718 WIn 20 ga m 1200
BPS 12 3 1/2
and about 15 more not listed
Semi Auto Shotguns
1100 12 ga vent
3345 Rem 11-87 12 ga
9200 12 ga
3” vent tb 3684 Benelli Montefeltro 12 ga
3878 Beretta 12 ga al390
WIn 12 ga m50 pl bbl
3781 Brown Gold 3 1/2 Field
3868 Brown A500 12 ga 3968
Brown A5 12 ga mag belg 3640 Brown
A5 12 ga plbbl belg 3761
Brown A5 16 ga solid 2&9/16 4054
Brown A5 12 ga Mag J perf. 3871 Brown
A5 12 ga solid rib belg cons Brown
Dble aut 12 ga silver
Target & o/u field
3548 Brown 0/u Gold 12 ga Trap
3826 Brown 12 ga bt100 single
3111 SKB 12 ga m605 single trap
3066 Brown 12 ga Bt100 ss
3560 Rem 12 ga 870 TB
3551 Rem 12 ga 1100 TB
3272 Beretta 682x o/u Trap
3827 Rem 11-87 npsc 12 ga
3975 Ruger 12 ga Red Label o/u 3402 Brown 28ga Citori
2824 Ithaca 12 ga skb 500 field 28” 2772 Ithaca 12 ga skb 500 field
26” 3908 Brown 12 ga Citori
Skeet 28” 3823 Rem 410 m1100 matched ske 3824 Rem
28 m1100 matched ske
3825 Rem 20
3592 Rem 12 m11-87 skeet
3499 Rem 870 NWTFNP pump 4053
Brown 20 ga BSS 28” s/s
BPG T/C 50 cal New
englander 4040 Marlin 30-30
3688 Ruger 223.cal mini
14 ss 4015 Rem 22-250 m700 adl
synth 3523 Rem 44m m 788 perfect
3906 Ruger 270 w. #1
45-70 Handi Rifle scope 3927 Rem
35 whelen M700 classic 3811 Win 22-250 m70
2552 Weatherby 300 MK5 German 3995 Savage 7mag
m 110 2968
Ruger 300mag m77 scope
4016 Win 30-30 m94 range
3840 Marlin 30-30 Glenfield m30 3681 Win 30-30 m 94
1956 mfg 3357 Win 32spc
m94 1953 mfg 4073 Win
30-30 m94 1921 mfg
please remember that this is just a partial listing of used firearms in
every category. Also that this ‘mix’ changes almost daily. We constantly
get some really fascinating guns in.
3641 Marlin 22 m56 lever
3939 Rem 22 m12 pump
3895 Marlin 22 m60 semi
3544 Marlin 22 m60
2331 Rem 22 m572
3511 WIn 22 m190
3692 Rem 22 m66 nylon semi
aut 3401 Ruger 22 m10/22
Mossberg 22 m144t bolt tgt 4032
Daisy 22 m2202
2922 Rem 22 m121
fieldmast pump 3838 Win 22
3812 Taur 22 m94 revolve
3586 Davis 32 Derringer
3940 Fabrique 25 baby 25
Colt 22 Woodsman 3rd gen
4014 Colt 45 m1911a1
blue semi 3307 Brown 9mm
Hi-power semi 3877 Ruger 357
Colt 38 pl posi- blue revolv 3359
Radom 9mm LS35 blue
3822 S&W 38 m37 airweight
3051 Mossberg 22 Brownie
Miscellaneous Firearms.... Norinco
762x39 SKS semi auto
Mauser 7x57 Bolt Semi Sporter
Beamont 11mm bolt ?????
Italian 6.5 Bolt Carcand
Argentine Maus 998 7.65 Bolt
Mannl. Carc 6.5 Bolt 98
Chileno 7x57 Bolt Carbine Maus 95 Norinco 762x39 SKS semi auto
Mauser 98 Bolt 30-06 sporter
Ithaca 900 12 ga semi auto silver
Ithaca m51 12 ga perfect
H&K m91 308 unfired
besides all of these, we still keep about 700 new firearms on hand in
please note that we will close on Friday the 24th at 4 pm till monday
Morn at 9. We will be closed
for inventory on Tuesday December 28th all day and till one in the afternoon
on Wednesday Dec 29.
Metallic Reloading Clinics will be held on the following dates and times. These are intended for
the persons not currently reloading who wish to learn more about it. Just
Rifle and Pistol Loading. We will be running special prices on tools and
components for all.
Rifle Pistol Reloading ‘Clinic’
Jan. 15 Sat. 2:00 pm
Jan. 26 Wed 10:00 am
Jan.29 Sat 2:00pm
About Our Newsletter .. this
goes out to our (very valued) customers.
And you folks hail from all over the Midwest, not to mention
Wisconsin. We send these letters out to well over 200 zip codes. And if we
tried to buy advertising in each of those areas, money would be flying out
the door. So we do it this way and it seems to be working.
We have worked to make it worth your while to visit us during the year, and our efforts continue this holiday and January(as well as beyond) Our hours are the same year round. And we must all suffer from the vagaries of the weather. But to close, thanks for this year and look forward to next.
APPAREL boils down to jackets coats shirts vests bibs socks gloves and on and
on. A host of colors and a plethora of sizes.
We reopened this ‘room’ this year and got some great merchandise to put in here at discounted prices. And now you can save even more as we mark down that which is still here.
Cmon in and look and try and buy if your so inclined. You will save, you will look good, and will be warm or dry or both.
Black Powder et al............has
proven to be season coming into its own, the numbers of folks out a huntin
arent what they are for deer gun, but an awful lit of you are out and about.
Still nothing to track with as of this writing.
As more load choices become available, it seems these old irons are
shooting with great efficiency. All
in all this has proven to be a good season, in another week hindsight will
let us know if its been a great one.
Gunsmithing ........it got to be pretty hectic around here as we came to the
beginning of each season. Lot
of last minute stuff needing to be done. Why not take a moment to look over
your gun cabinet now, just after the seasons wind down, and if there
is anything you need done to your trusty iron, or some addition to same,
bring it in now when you and we are not under the gun insofar as time is
Optics like gun news, there is
not a lot of information so far on the perfect glass for the millennium. But
we can say that we are getting set up for the winter season with a bunch of
higher powered scopes, and spotting scopes for you varmint folk. Again it
amazes, the quality of optics available in a higher powered scope. A level
of quality just not readily available years ago.
Y2K..............we’ve wanted to state in previous newsletters that various product
lines we carry were certified Y2K compatible. Products like our Camouflage
Bibs, All fishing poles and maybe in all the Gore Tex boots.
There has been quite a furor for the last year or more.
It seems to have quieted a bit lately. We really didn’t ‘feel’
it here at Bills. You folks seemed to remain pretty rational and all that.
We close every New Years Eve and reopen the next business day. So folks, we’ll
be seeing you on January 3rd.
Merry Holidays from all of us to all of you. Keep on having fun with