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Clerke Technicorp .22 LR Clerke First ca. 1970 Cheap Gun

Item Number: 925104720
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Clerke Technicorp .22 LR Clerke First ca. 1970 Cheap Gun  FIE Pistols
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Item condition: Used - See Item Description
Item number: 925104720
Item caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Seller stock #: HG1147
Item location: TN

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Price: $79.95

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Name: Robertson Trading Post
Seller since: Jul. 2007
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We are filled with no small degree of nostalgic bliss to have another specimen of the poorest quality firearm ever made in the United States, an early variant of the notorious Clerke First. Our proprietor remembers firing one of the Clerke .32s around 1970, feeling something hitting his foot every shot, and finding substantial sized lead shavings on the floor in our establishment. He has personally sold these new for $15 - $18 apiece. The people who bought them, of course, knew nothing about firearm quality, and we dread the explanations this one will necessitate simply from putting it in our showcase. Nevertheless, we made the decision to buy it from one of our Mississippi Dealer Friends, purely for nostalgic purposes. This one’s serial number is 064xx, and it was made in the early days of Clerke Technicorp’s existence in Santa Monica, California, before the company relocated to Florida in the waning days of the Nixon Administration. Ironically, we cannot ship it back to California; and if we ship it anywhere, it will not come back, because we will not accept a return. The occasion for Clerke Technicorp’s existence was, of course, the 1968 Gun Control Act that temporarily threw a wrench in the gears of cheap German and Italian revolver production until the hardy folk at Eig Cutlery geared up for their own frame production stateside with German and Italian parts. Vastly inferior to its FIE and RG counterparts, this Clerke is operable in a roulette fashion; when a person pulls it double action, the cylinder will spin two or three times in the process, and the hammer’s nose, or firing pin, stands a 10 percent chance, by our estimation, of igniting a cartridge primer on any given effort. In another few years, this revolver will be C&R eligible, but it is not now. This listing is the most extreme example we can think of where our offering costs more for labor than for material. We’re offering it, with good humor, for only $ 79.95 NOT FOR SALE TO CALIFORNIA or SOUTH CAROLINA DESTINATIONS

$12 flat fee shipping to the lower 47 states; $20 to Alaska, California, or Hawaii. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Cashier's checks are a waste of time & money; we hold them longer than we do personal checks. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always include our FFL gun lock and a copy of the Federal Youth Firearms Safety Act brochure with handgun orders in order to make the transferring dealer's life easy. NO RETURNS ON THIS GUN - ALL CLERKES ARE DEFECTIVE BY THEIR VERY NATURE. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Local pickup ok; local area Non-licensees add $10 TBI fee + 9 3/4% Sales Tax. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 7319897641 8:30-4 CST Mon-Sat john at robertsontradingpost dot c



We consider trade offers. Blue & Walnut Good, Black Plastic bad. No like plastic guns except SP-1s. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus, Rossi Revolvers. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. Remember, these listings cost time and money, and NOBODY keeps their guns clean
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