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Posted: 10/2/2014 11:12:23 PM EST


keep in mind that yes the new Colt costs $189.50 but minimum wage is $1.25 an hour
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:13:49 PM EST
I'd probably buy two, because Retro Rifle is Best Rifle.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:14:00 PM EST
I would get the Mattel version
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:15:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 11:15:28 PM EST by Tim_the_enchanter]
No. I just got an unfired M1 carbine from the DCM for $11.00. I don't want no plastic piece of crap.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:17:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:18:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
No. I just got an unfired M1 carbine from the DCM for $11.00. I don't want no plastic piece of crap.
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Sad cat is sad because it's true.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:18:35 PM EST
.223? Can't hunt deer with that. And all that plastic, probably made in Japan.

What the hell has happened to Colt?!
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:20:49 PM EST
Looks like I would be working 151.6 hours that week
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:21:26 PM EST
only if it was full auto
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:22:53 PM EST
What does $189.50 translate into today dollars? More or less than a PS-90 or Tavor?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:23:02 PM EST
My Grandfather had to relocate his home in 1964. Portage, Alaska had sunk a few feet below sea level after the earthquake. His home was put onto a trailer and moved towards Anchorage.

I helped doing some renovations while growing up. You could see silt stains in the wood from where the water line was.

If I were in his boots, I doubt I would have bought a rifle at that time.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:23:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 11:25:13 PM EST by myfakename]
I would be too busy exchanging my $189.50 for silver change at the bank.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:24:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
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roughly $1400 per measuringworth.com in 2013 dollars
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:25:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 11:25:42 PM EST by NathanL]
I would probably be buying up and hoarding pre '64 Winchester model 70' that were new in box.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:27:53 PM EST
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roughly $1400 per measuringworth.com in 2013 dollars
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
What does $189.50 translate into today dollars? More or less than a PS-90 or Tavor?


roughly $1400 per measuringworth.com in 2013 dollars

So about the same price as a PS-90 then. I'd probably pass on that range toy. It's nothing but a supped up .22LR

Any clue on what .223 ammo cost back then compared to more mainstream calibers?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:28:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

So about the same price as a PS-90 then. I'd probably pass on that range toy.

Any clue on what .223 ammo cost back then compared to more mainstream calibers?
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Originally Posted By Beamy:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
What does $189.50 translate into today dollars? More or less than a PS-90 or Tavor?


roughly $1400 per measuringworth.com in 2013 dollars

So about the same price as a PS-90 then. I'd probably pass on that range toy.

Any clue on what .223 ammo cost back then compared to more mainstream calibers?


good question
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:29:00 PM EST
In 1986 would you buy this Glock?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:29:12 PM EST
in Hindsight as many as I could

In reality, probably not. Expensive and its not like there was run and gun courses then (and if there was they would consider you an extremist). If I had to go to Vietnam and made it back, there would be a better chance of me getting it just because of the familiarity

Id probably be getting M1 Garand before that.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:35:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Beamy:
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/Retroland/ColtAR15Flyer_zpsc1b34f74.jpg

keep in mind that yes the new Colt costs $189.50 but minimum wage is $1.25 an hour
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I'd buy ten and register them and drill a third hole
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:49:06 PM EST
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I'd buy ten and register them and drill a third hole
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http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/Retroland/ColtAR15Flyer_zpsc1b34f74.jpg

keep in mind that yes the new Colt costs $189.50 but minimum wage is $1.25 an hour


I'd buy ten and register them and drill a third hole



they already had third holes.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:51:45 PM EST
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they already had third holes.
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http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/Retroland/ColtAR15Flyer_zpsc1b34f74.jpg

keep in mind that yes the new Colt costs $189.50 but minimum wage is $1.25 an hour


I'd buy ten and register them and drill a third hole



they already had third holes.


the SP1's didn't
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:03:09 AM EST
They would not have sold it to a 10 year old!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:03:48 AM EST
NO WAY!

What a fugly plastic POS!

Would have gone with some top grade walnut & blued steel bolt gun.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:04:37 AM EST
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Yep...
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:09:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:23:47 AM EST
Would've been a really interesting thing to own back in the day.

I'd say yes.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:25:45 AM EST
Yeah. It'd look good next to my M1s, and 1911s. (Which I would own in 1964.)
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:28:13 AM EST
Hell no! A rifle made of aluminum and plastic?!?!? You cannot make a rifle out of plastic and aluminum! Plus, the round is small and anemic... frigging poodle shooter.

Mark my words boys, this rifle is going nowhere. Certainly no major military will adopt it, and certainly no military on the planet will use that little bullet.


Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:30:57 AM EST
In 1964 I was excited by puppies and big rubber balls!

AR15's weren't on my radar just then...lol
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:32:48 AM EST
But wait--I thought the NRA & NSSF just invented the concept of the "modern sporting rifle" as a ploy to use "assault rifles" for "hunting tools...."

Really! I read it in TIME magazine--now you show me a 50yr old ad?

Another thinly veiled attempt!

Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:35:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
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about 1400 dollars
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:37:18 AM EST
That'll never amount to anything.....In my grandfathers voice.
How wrong he could be. Old people can be a wealth of information but are not the be all and end all when things are changing.

And they really were back then.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:42:20 AM EST
I can remember pre Clinton, the SP1s could be had for around $400-600 used. When the AWB went in to effect, you cold sell that same SP1 for about $1k.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:49:12 AM EST
The house I live in was purchased for $12,000 in 1964. I'm putting it on the market for $175,000, which is $50,000 less than it was worth 5 years ago. Not sure exactly what my point is, but I guess it's all relative.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:56:35 AM EST
.223? Isn't that the same as .22? Not buying it. '30-06 or maybe that new fangled .270 if I want a light bullit.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:56:53 AM EST
Since I desire the cutting edge stuff that is functional, I'd probably want one even in 1964.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:58:04 AM EST
I would have rather had Colt's piston gun from 1969 with the four position selector and a gas adjustable rate of fire ... purely for the novelty




Any of those parts look familiar?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:04:51 AM EST
With the prices for a Garands and .30 carbines and surplus ammo... probably not.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:17:00 AM EST
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With the prices for a Garands and .30 carbines and surplus ammo... probably not.
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<Mini hijack>
When I was a little kid, the patrol rifle in Dad's police cruiser was a Garand. From the second grade on it was my job to clean and lubricate his Garand, his Ithaca shotgun, and his Smith and Wesson revolver. I can say with a fair amount of confidence that I was one of the only eight year old kids in the neighborhood with Garand thumb

They had to cleaned and lubricated every Sunday so they would be ready for the weekly inspection on Monday morning.

</Mini hijack>

Good to see you Lumpy
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:32:20 AM EST
No.

1) Adjusted for inflation that is over $1000.
2) I can build a superior rifle for less than $1000
3) I wasn't alive in 1964.
4) Fuck Colt
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:40:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
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Fuck a Tavor.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:50:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Sturmgewehr-JD:
No.

1) Adjusted for inflation that is over $1000.
2) I can build a superior rifle for less than $1000
3) I wasn't alive in 1964.
4) Fuck Colt
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You can build a superior rifle ... in 1964?

Good luck with that
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:50:56 AM EST
I paid $350 in 1979 for one. My second gun purchase. I was 19. Sold it about 6 yrs later and really regretted that decision.

BTW, I still have my first gun. The 10/22 I bought with all.that loot you get in your high school graduation cards. Paid $75 for it. The $50 10x50 binos I bought at the same time finally died in an elk hunt a couple yrs ago. But they were never really right. I think.the barrels weren't perfectly aligned.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:54:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
No. I just got an unfired M1 carbine from the DCM for $11.00. I don't want no plastic piece of crap.
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Shit my dad was about two years from the Army at that time. He did remember the cheap War surplus 1911's though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:00:28 AM EST
Probably......would have been more interested in this though......
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Originally Posted By Villafuego:
Probably......would have been more interested in this though......
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/BrowningFALadv.jpg
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Damn you.......Damn you, damn you, damn you!


Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:07:14 AM EST
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its 2014 and I wouldn't buy one.




Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:19:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
I would have rather had Colt's piston gun from 1969 with the four position selector and a gas adjustable rate of fire ... purely for the novelty

http://home.comcast.net/~cjan99999/colt703a.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~cjan99999/colt703b.jpg

Any of those parts look familiar?
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Reminds me of a Daewoo.....and a Robinson M96.......and an AR
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:37:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
I would have rather had Colt's piston gun from 1969 with the four position selector and a gas adjustable rate of fire ... purely for the novelty

http://home.comcast.net/~cjan99999/colt703a.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~cjan99999/colt703b.jpg

Any of those parts look familiar?
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That's pretty interesting.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:32:52 AM EST
I'd be buying more ammo for my MG42.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:40:27 AM EST
I'd be looking for missing apostrophe.

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