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Posted: 7/15/2002 12:26:55 PM EST
I'm looking through the 1986 Gun Digest, and thought I would post some 1986 prices to make everyone smile (or cry):

Colt AR15A2 II $659.95
Colt AR15A2 Carbine $699.95
Daewoo Max-1 $591.95
Galil ARM .308 $1099.00
Galil SAR .223 $999.00
HK91 .308 $599.00
HK94 9mm $572.00
Springfield M1A .308 $782.00
UZI Carbine 9mm $627.00
Valmet M76 .223 $599.95

and the for the final blow...

Steyr AUG .223 $895.00

Damnit, why didn't I....
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 12:32:24 PM EST
I remember when I refused to trade a Viet Nam bring-back SKS for a Colt SP1, because back then SKS's were worth 3 AR's.




Link Posted: 7/15/2002 1:50:43 PM EST
Trust me, man, if I could go back in time I would have one of each. I graduated high school in 1986. I only made 1/5 of the money then that I do now, but the prices were lower as well.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 10:40:45 PM EST
Yea, that's the funny thing, I remember thinking "damn, almost $700 bucks for an AR", so I always had Norinco AK's (two) for $325 each.
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 1:41:35 AM EST
and to think i spent 4 years in the US Army ('87-'91) and pissed away approx. $25,000 and didn't even buy an AR-15. if i'd only knew then what i know now, i'd be sitting on a truckload of the damn things.

Link Posted: 7/16/2002 1:55:51 AM EST
Thenthere are those of us that actually bought rifles in the early 1980's at the cheap prices (didn't seem cheap then!) and later sold them.
Talk about STUPID! I don't often sell rifles any more.
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 2:08:16 AM EST
I bought my first new Colt SP1 for $390.00 in 82. Wish I still had it!
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 7:17:11 AM EST
My first AR was a Match HBAR. Traded a Single Six .32 Magnum (mint) + $300 for it.
I paid many times over to get them back....

hindsight is "appreciating her fine hindquarters".

Link Posted: 7/16/2002 1:17:47 PM EST
I bought my SP-1 in 1978 for 290.00. I still have it and t shoots like a charm.

Those prices listed are problably MSRP...means you could have gotten them cheaper!!!
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 2:09:07 PM EST
Remember when some dumbass (me)was happy he doubled his money on two PWA preban recievers. I bought them for 150 each.. I felt guilty for hosing the dude.. go figure.
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