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Posted: 3/2/2002 1:32:54 PM EDT
I just found a old book that a friend gave to me the Anarchist cookbook. I just thought it was funny when the guy was talking about a clot 1911 for under $200 new a Browning hi-power with a 13rd clip for $108.50 a Armlite AR-180 for $237.00. I just thought to myself wow. Thats cheap ever for back in 1973 Ok I was not born until 1979 but still it made me think how much firearms have jumped up over the years.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 6:53:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tayous1: I just found a old book that a friend gave to me the Anarchist cookbook. I just thought it was funny when the guy was talking about a clot 1911 for under $200 new a Browning hi-power with a 13rd clip for $108.50 a Armlite AR-180 for $237.00. I just thought to myself wow. Thats cheap ever for back in 1973 Ok I was not born until 1979 but still it made me think how much firearms have jumped up over the years.
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Not really. You're omitting inflation. I'm guesstimating on the numbers in the following, but I'm within the ballpark. In 1973, $8,000 (yes, eight thousand dollars) per year was a reasonable salary, if I recall correctly. Today, the average is around $32,000. So, in equivalent dollars, the Browning is $440, the Clot 1911 [:D] is under $800, and the Armalite AR-180 is under a grand. Meanwhile, I picked up a decent-quality Norinco 1911 a couple of years ago for $350 and an AR-15 for $800. Not sure how the AR-15 compares to the AR-180 in price, but in any event, prices today are relatively lower. The things which have gone up in value are the ones which have been restricted, like pre-1986 machineguns and pre-1994 high-capacity magazines. I can get almost as much for the four full-capacity Glock magazines I've got as I paid for the whole package in 1993.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 5:26:43 AM EDT
I remember looking at a Colt AR-15 in 1973 for $200... I couldn't afford it at the time. I also remember that in the '60s, a Shelby 427 Cobra was about $8000, brand new. That was a lot of money for a car back then! FITTER out
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