Grew up in the Ballard area of Seattle during the 1950's. The 3 G.I.'s surplus store on Holman Rd was a regular stop for my Dad and I when we needed gear. For guns, ammo, clothing, camping and hunting gear ,the best store was Warshalls on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle. The had several top notch gunsmiths on duty that were ready to answer questions and fix your firearm. Nothing like the Cabelas hired help of today who when asked a question, just shrug their shoulders, and give you a blank look.