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Posted: 11/15/2003 3:58:47 AM EDT
Found this picture on another web site. Look at the price:


Link Posted: 11/15/2003 4:21:05 AM EDT
Cant hardly make it out but it looks like it says $189.50. At that price I'll buy several!!![:D]
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 5:23:05 AM EDT
Prices like that make me want to kick my own ass for not having more foresight. Back in 1988 my dealer was selling brand new HK SP89s for $450 each just to get rid of them (he had 50 of them). He was also blowing out HK P7M13s. Today an SP89 will fetch $2800 to $3000. In 1991 he was selling Benelli M3s90 Tacs for $600 each, and new Colt Sporter HBARs for $650 each. I bought a pair of both.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 5:27:54 AM EDT
My dad paid $160 for his in 1965. He still has the receipt!
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 7:01:09 AM EDT
You mean people actually used those evil black rifles for hunting? But the anti's say their only use is killing people? I don't know who to believe now [BD]
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 7:06:12 AM EDT
We neeed a time machine to take us back in time.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 7:12:22 AM EDT
Lets get in the Time Displacement Field after the guy with red eyes who looks like the next Governor of Kalifornia!
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 8:13:41 AM EDT
Yeah, but when those rifles were selling for $189 houses were selling for $15,000. I think firearms are a bargain, today. Its all relative.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 8:49:35 AM EDT
[url]http://renegade.tgtech.com/Guns/Weep.htm[/url] Makes a Dog cry!................UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 9:11:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jimb100: Yeah, but when those rifles were selling for $189 houses were selling for $15,000. I think firearms are a bargain, today. Its all relative.
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Some are a bargain, some are outrageous! Unfortunately the numerous bans have taken their toll on a lot of guns that are way out of my league (unless I win the lottery). Example: Steyr AUG.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 10:23:54 AM EDT
I have that ad framed and hanging on the wall in my shop, above my workbench. Scott
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 1:16:50 PM EDT
So, everyone talks about the great prices then and how we should have bought 10 of them before prices went up. What guns would fall into this catagory these days? Romanian SAR's?
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 1:36:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garr: My dad paid $160 for his in 1965. He still has the receipt!
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... Yeah, I sure wished I had a few of those. However, with all said and done, it's not that unreasonable. ... Here: I'll wing a couple comparisons. 1965 Dollars 2003 Dollars AR15 Sporter $160.00 $800.00 Gallon Gas $0.24 $1.20 Chevrolet Truck $4,400.00 $22,000.00 2000 sq. ft. home $11,000.00 $55,000.00 Loaf of bread $0.20 $1.00 Avg. min. yearly salary $12,000.00 $60,000.00 Levi jeans $6.00 $30.00 speeding ticket $15.00 $75.00 16 oz. draft beer in pub $0.25 $1.25 ... not meant to burst your bubble, just a reality check. See, I was alive in 1965
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 1:41:23 PM EDT
My dad paid $160 for his in 1965. He still has the receipt!
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In 1965, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 31.5 according to U.S Department of Labor. Today, CPI is 183.3 for the first half of 2003. In nominal dollars, your dad may have paid $160...but in todays dollars, that would be $931.05 in real dollars today. In other words...adjusted for inflation, he paid the same amount.
Back in 1988 my dealer was selling brand new HK SP89s for $450 each just to get rid of them (he had 50 of them). He was also blowing out HK P7M13s. Today an SP89 will fetch $2800 to $3000.
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In 1988, the CPI was 116.8 in the first half. Converting the $450 to real dollars, he was really selling them for $706. So this really IS an example of a good deal...because it is worth 4 times as much now.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 12:12:56 PM EDT
I recall that back in '79 AR's were going for $300 in the Dallas/FW area, but an M16 could be bought for $275. Less demand at the time I suppose.
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