What were the popular calibers and guns of the 1920s-1950s?

Excluding the military ,what were the popular guns among gun enthusiasts, sport shooters, lawmen etc in the 1920s-1950s? What firearms did your dad/grandpa etc like?

I ran across this site with a bunch of old gun ads and realised I don’t really know much about pre-1960s firearms.

http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/guns-ads-1940s

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I was pretty shocked to see guns with foregrips(only knew of the Thompson)

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The calibers we had around from that period growing up in the 60s and 70s:
22 LR
220 Swift
22-250 Rem
270 Win
270 Wby (Mag)
303 Brit
30-30 Win
30-06 Spr

The 50-80 decades saw bunch of new ones. The 20th was a century for riflemen indeed.

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Forgot these:

7×57mm Mauser (Buddy’s Grandfather)
.257 Roberts (His Uncle’s)
.35 Rem (Buddy inherited)

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forgetting
7.92 x 57
7 x 57
7.7 x 58
6.5 x 52
and 38super for pistol

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I remembered the 7x57 late but I remembered lol

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just a few brought home souvenirs…

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25,30,32and35 Remington.
32 win.
30-40 Krag
Most people used a 38 spl. But 44wcf and 44 spl and 45 long colt.were also still popular.
In alot of areas the big game population was alot lower than it is now so most people had .22s and shotguns for small game and no use for larger calibers.

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