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Posted: 9/15/2005 10:08:07 AM EDT
Can anyone tell me what these rifles sold for in the glory days?

SIG 550
FAMAS
Galil
FNC
FN FAL
Beretta AR70
Steyr AUG

Thank you
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:27:48 AM EDT
tag.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:30:24 AM EDT
I can tell you I bought a NIB Aug in 1989 for $975.00 Also a Galil ARM IMI stamped in 1988 for $850.00 Not sure about the rest.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
Can anyone tell me what these rifles sold for in the glory days?

SIG 550
FAMAS
Galil
FNC
FN FAL
Beretta AR70
Steyr AUG

Thank you



Back in 1987/88 when I had my FFL, I could get FNC's from RSR in Orlando for about $475. The FAL's, which I don't remember seeing in RSR's inventory, could be had locally at the gunshop for about $1,100 if memory serves me correct. I remember RSR offering various Galil's and I think that they were about $550-$600.

In 1986 before I got an FFL, I remember HK 93 were about $475-500 and HK 91's about the same.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:45:19 PM EDT
I bought an AUG NIB when the first came in the country for $890, tax included.
Bought my first FAL while in the Army at Ft. Bragg for $600 off post in '83 or '84
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:57:41 PM EDT
I got my Colt AR-15 HBAR in the mid/late 80's and got it for a little less than $700 out the door. A buddy got an FNC for less than that as I recall....sold it for $2500!! That is a nice turn around. I remember a lot of the local stores with wall displays full of all sorts of "assault" weapons....including B&B Guin Sales of the North Hollywood shootout fame. Most were under $1000. I went with the domestic AR-15 because of the availability of cheap replacement parts and magazines (and their accuracy factor as well as the custom parts and work availability)......if I only knew!!!! Granted if I had one of the more exotic ones I might not be as inclined to shoot it as much as I do my ARs.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
Can anyone tell me what these rifles sold for in the glory days?

SIG 550
FAMAS
Galil
FNC
FN FAL
Beretta AR70
Steyr AUG

Thank you



I'm not sure how much they cost, but from reading some of your other posts, I feel like your taste is quite similar to mine......which begs the question, if I may be so bold: How many of the above are in your gun safe? IM me if you think this is hijacking your thread. Take care.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:59:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:05:17 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
Can anyone tell me what these rifles sold for in the glory days?

SIG 550
FAMAS
Galil
FNC
FN FAL
Beretta AR70
Steyr AUG

Thank you



I never saw a FAMAS for sale back then, so no idea on that one.

The AUG was never really cheap, compared to now, yes, I remember looking at one that was going for $999.00

The FNs and Galil ranged from about $500. to $800. Depending on what part of the eighties you are talking about, dirt cheap in the early to mid eighties, prices went up in the late eighties.

Just for reference, guns I bought or almost bought back then....

Colt Car-15, new, $625.
Polytec AKS, new, $350.
Colt SP1, used like new, $450.
Norinco SKS, new, $75.
Daewoo carbine, wire stock, new, $325.
HK-91 new, $800.
HK-91 used like new, $600.
HK-93 used like new, $550.
BM-59, new/used import, $600.

Numerous machine guns under $1K.....that I was too stupid to buy....Mack-10s about $200.

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:45:13 AM EDT
I bought both an AR70 & and an HK93 for $1000 total (still have the receipt), from a gun shop in the 80's.

They had a 550 for $1200, which I thought was high (what did I know!?)
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:16:07 AM EDT
Not the 80s but close 1979 AR-15 $315.00.
Colt Combat Commander satin Nickel $259.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:44:02 AM EDT
I really hate you guys. Why did I have to be born in 1984? Or better yet (I don't wanna be any older than I have to be) why did gun laws go to absolute shit before I could buy them? Seriously, what the fuck happened? It only took about 8 years (1986-1994) for things to go really down hill.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:08:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
I really hate you guys. Why did I have to be born in 1984? Or better yet (I don't wanna be any older than I have to be) why did gun laws go to absolute shit before I could buy them? Seriously, what the fuck happened? It only took about 8 years (1986-1994) for things to go really down hill.



I'm right around your age, but from what I was told by my grand dad, the GCA of 1968 really was a rape with no lube.
Some of the older guys would know the specifics better than I.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:58:28 AM EDT
My first AR was $400 out the door. I did see a FAMAS and the price was $699. Man I should have bought that one. HK91 $450 with 6 mags and two handgaurds.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 11:03:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
Can anyone tell me what these rifles sold for in the glory days?

SIG 550
FAMAS
Galil
FNC
FN FAL
Beretta AR70
Steyr AUG

Thank you



I'm not sure how much they cost, but from reading some of your other posts, I feel like your taste is quite similar to mine......which begs the question, if I may be so bold: How many of the above are in your gun safe? IM me if you think this is hijacking your thread. Take care.



I have just the two Steyr AUGs from that list.
But I bought those in 1998 and 2000.

Cloak-n-Carbrine check your IM.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:48:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 4:03:14 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
I really hate you guys. Why did I have to be born in 1984? Or better yet (I don't wanna be any older than I have to be) why did gun laws go to absolute shit before I could buy them? Seriously, what the fuck happened? It only took about 8 years (1986-1994) for things to go really down hill.



Ok...heres the short version of what happened.....

As far as I can recall, "Assault style" semi autos had been available since the mid sixty's, but they were a pretty well kept secret, in the sense that sales were slow and few people even knew they could be had.

Then something happened in the eighties, suddenly there were all these new movies like Rambo, Red Dawn, tv shows like Miami Vice. Suddenly it seemed that "assault rifles" became popularized, new gun magazines appeared, "Assault Rifle" "SWAT" and many others that catered to the Rambo and Swat wanabes.....In short order these guns were selling like crazy, loads of new ones came on the market, AKs, Uzis, and all those cheap Mack-10, Tec-9, and other subgun lookalikes....

As always happens when something becomes "popular" and widely available, a few homicidal nut jobs went "postal" with their newly acquired assault weapons.

One crazy told his wife he was going hunting humans....and did so with a semi auto Uzi. He went to a MacDonald's and killed a bunch of people, including many children.

Patric Purdy, bought a Chinese AK and shot children and teachers at a school in Stockton CA, before killing himself.....

In both cases there was no one to put on trial, so they put the gun on trial....

This was the beginning of the move to ban "assault rifles", which had not even been on the antis radar before these very high profile killing sprees.

These events also coincided with GHW Bush coming into office, who's administration was no Friend to gun owners.

And before anyone bitch's, I used the term "Assault Rifle" because it was the term used to describe these firearms in print adds, magazine articles, Assault Rifle magazine...and by most black rifle enthusiast back then, and it was later used against us by the gun banners.

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:52:11 PM EDT
When I had my FFL back in 1981 I remember seeing wholesale prices on AUGs around $700. I cannot remember any of the others but I did buy a new Eagle Arms AR for $400 in 1884.

Can you imagine this same thread 20 years from now? I'm trying to buy as much as I can afford now because I think things will be much different 20 years from now. I'm still kicking myself for not buying an AUG back then.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:27:47 PM EDT
1980 or 81 I bought my FN-FAL for $689.00 new. In 1984 I bought my Colt CAR-15 new for $440.00.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:55:24 PM EDT
I did have a Galil SAR that I bought NIB back in 1992 which was a Springfield Armory import that I bought for $600 and sold for $1000 a couple of years ago. I don't regret selling it because that particular rifle because it was plagued with malfunction issues. I had my chance to buy 2 Striker shotguns at the gunshow in Fayetteville back in 1990 for less that $500 each and regret not doing it now. Especially now that they have to be registered as DD's.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:23:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:52:51 PM EDT
couple more data points: A NIB Colt 1911 Govt Model blued cost $320 retail around 1982, a NIB Colt AR15A2 HBAR cost about $650 retail in 1986
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt-653:
SIG 550 $1500
FAMAS $895
Galil $795-940 depending on model...
FNC $795 Standard and $895 para
FN FAL depending on if it was Springfield or FN $899-1500+
Beretta AR70 $895
Steyr AUG $795-895+ depending on BBL length and stock color




Man, if that don't make me just wanna puke!!! I feel like uncle Rico from Napolean Dynamite....."things would be different if we could only go back in time." Aint that a beeyaatch?!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 4:57:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:01:50 AM EDT
An interesting effect that I noticed in the late 70's and early 80's was the price differences from state to state. The fluctuation above or below MSRP was interesting. There were places where a new 1911 would cost you five to six hundred bucks and others where it would cost you about tree fiddy. In Iowa an AR would run you at least five hundred bucks depending on the shop but in AZ you could get a used ( but good condition ) one for around tree fiddy also....and a new one wasn't too much more.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:51:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
I really hate you guys. Why did I have to be born in 1984? Or better yet (I don't wanna be any older than I have to be) why did gun laws go to absolute shit before I could buy them? Seriously, what the fuck happened? It only took about 8 years (1986-1994) for things to go really down hill.



Don't feel too bad. Adjusted for inflation, $300 in 1979 is the equivalent of about $850 in 2005.

:)
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:16:56 PM EDT
Keep in mind gasoline was about 75 cents a gallon and I think I made about $75 a week at my part time job in 1985.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:34:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:
Keep in mind gasoline was about 75 cents a gallon and I think I made about $75 a week at my part time job in 1985.



And my new Mustang cost $6.500 back then.



Link Posted: 9/20/2005 11:34:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By woodsy:
...I did buy a new Eagle Arms AR for $400 in 1884.


Blackpowder?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:21:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
I bought both an AR70 & and an HK93 for $1000 total (still have the receipt), from a gun shop in the 80's.

They had a 550 for $1200, which I thought was high (what did I know!?)



It sucks that hindsight is always 20/20. I've gotta wonder if in twenty years from now, we'll be talking about the P90 and FN2000 in the same vane. I might have to pick up a FN2000 (I love bullpups anyway ).
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:23:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
I can tell you I bought a NIB Aug in 1989 for $975.00 Also a Galil ARM IMI stamped in 1988 for $850.00 Not sure about the rest.



Do you still have the AUG and Galil? I wish I got them back then. It's amazing how much they've appreciated in just ten to twelve years (got mine in the late 90's).
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:19:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By green-grizzly:

...I did buy a new Eagle Arms AR for $400 in 1884.

Blackpowder?



Oops! Yet another finger placement malfunction. Make that 1984. Good catch!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:11:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:

Originally Posted By 455SD:
Keep in mind gasoline was about 75 cents a gallon and I think I made about $75 a week at my part time job in 1985.



And my new Mustang cost $6.500 back then.






And just go back ten years,my new 66 mustang cost 2,250.00!!!!

My but most of our wages have no escalated!!!!


Bob
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:34:42 PM EDT
I bought an HK 93A3, a 94A3 and a P7M8 all NIB in 1988 I believe. I paid roughly 850 for each of them. Still have the 93 and the P7. I bought an HK41 in 1978 used for 350 dollars,which was a lot of money, considering I could buy a NIB Colt Series 70 Govt model for about 225.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:43:03 PM EDT
A little off topic, but I rememer seeing Artillerie Inrichtingen AR10s and Sig AMTs and 510s for less than a grand. Man I wish I'd bought at least one AI AR10!
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