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    Default Re: Check out gun prices from 1960 (WOW)

    :-( i want a 1911 for $37

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    Default Re: Check out gun prices from 1960 (WOW)

    I bought several 1911's for 40 to 45 dollars , that was long ago though . My first rifle cost 13 dollars brand new .
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    Makes me want to cry. Then again, inflation is a strange thing.

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    Default Re: Check out gun prices from 1960 (WOW)

    The minimum wage was also $1.00 an hour.

    However adjusted for inflation that 1911 would cost nearly $300 in today's dollars. So guns have gotten more expensive, even when adjusted for inflation.
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    Heh, funny you should post this. I bought a really nice machine gun catalog (thought it was a book) from 1974 at the flea market on Sunday. I'm going to post pics and the prices from it here fairly soon ... how about an Uzi (fully auto) for $89 ... stay tuned, when I get the chance I will get the post up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohaa Player View Post
    Lets call the number and demand they make good on that add(LOL)
    Just wait until you see this thing! As I said I bought it at the flea market Sunday just cause it said "machine guns" on the cover and it looked old. When i looked through it it has these great hand drawn images of each gun with a very detailed description .. honestly I thought it was a reference guide until I looked at the back page and saw the price list!

    I started looking through the prices and kept saying OMFG. Now granted this was published when I was still in high school but being the 'capitalist pig' that I am I couldn't help but think "Man all I had to do was invest $5,000 back then and I would be sitting on a HUGE pile of money right now"

    Here's another teaser ... how about a fully auto Mac 10 in 9mm or 45 for $138, brand new in the box

    Can you tell my tongue is on the floor WISHING I was 'into guns' when I was 18 ... and ONLY because of the toys I could own right now and the money I could be making! (yeah a blood thirsty capitalist PIG)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post
    Just wait until you see this thing!
    We're waiting.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64Jeeper View Post
    We're waiting.......................
    Patience, Patience, Patience


    Seriously, need to find the time to take some pics and make the thread ... be one 'wild and week business wise (not that I am complaining), don't have any extra time right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post
    Patience, Patience, Patience


    Seriously, need to find the time to take some pics and make the thread ... be one 'wild and week business wise (not that I am complaining), don't have any extra time right now
    Finally some good news from your front!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poseidon5 View Post
    :-( i want a 1911 for $37
    Quote Originally Posted by TinGLOCK View Post
    Makes me want to cry. Then again, inflation is a strange thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by eXceLon View Post
    The minimum wage was also $1.00 an hour.

    However adjusted for inflation that 1911 would cost nearly $300 in today's dollars. So guns have gotten more expensive, even when adjusted for inflation.
    from http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
    What cost $36.75 in 1960 would cost $264.31 in 2008.
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