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Karl Fairburne

Remember about 10 years ago.... when

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Late 80's. I used to sell Daewoo rifles that I would get from this Pacific out fit. The K-2 was $379 dealer back when I started getting them. What a great rifle. Should have got a few of these SKS-M's but wasn't into them at the time. The standard ones were like $79 so the extra 100 was ridiculous for a AK mag-ed one.

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3 hours ago, felinesNfreedom said:

Man I wish I could have enjoyed those times.

The late 80's were about 30 years ago.  If you figure $190 at 3% inflation over that time, it equates to $461 today, which is roughly what Yugo SKS's are going for now.  It's not too late ...

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10 minutes ago, No_0ne said:

The late 80's were about 30 years ago.  If you figure $190 at 3% inflation over that time, it equates to $461 today, which is roughly what Yugo SKS's are going for now.  It's not too late ...

Well, I want them at 80's prices and modern pay...... come on now, I'm cheap. 😕

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4 minutes ago, Ronald_55 said:

Any idea of date on that?

"Nazi and Nip" ... sometime before the PC era I think ...

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10 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

Any idea of date on that?

Probably the 50’s. I don’t think the price changed much into the 60’s. I remember seeing ads like that in the back of all kinds of magazines and comic books.

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15 hours ago, DaveTN said:

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New manufacture though.  I wonder who was making them. 

 

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I’m just glad that I started collecting this stuff 10 years ago when I did. I still didn’t have good money up until 3 years ago, but if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be able to grab near as many guns now as quickly as I did then. I’m at the point in my collection where I’m saving for the big ticket items: G43, 1911a1, 41 Johnson etc. 

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32 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

New manufacture though.  I wonder who was making them. 

Yes, I didn’t catch that. It also has a five digit zip code, so it’s after 63.

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On 10/1/2018 at 7:14 PM, gregintenn said:

I was broke then, so it really didn't matter.

Me too, that's why I don't have a boatload of it in the back of the safe. It costs a bundle of bucks to raise a family. But it's worth every penny. I can remember 7.62x39 cases 8"s deep on the rifle range. But this is just another form of gun control Uncle Sam put on us. If it's ain't there, you can't buy it.

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Hmmm.  When you compare the purchasing power of a dollar in the mid '60s to today, you see that $100 back then is roughly the same as $1500 today.  So that $100 excellent condition Garand has only kept up with inflation.

The carbine is probably an Alpine or National Ordnance.  So the $80 carbine you bought in 1966 would only sell for $600 today.  Not a good investment.

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1 hour ago, 1gewehr said:

Hmmm.  When you compare the purchasing power of a dollar in the mid '60s to today, you see that $100 back then is roughly the same as $1500 today.  So that $100 excellent condition Garand has only kept up with inflation.

The carbine is probably an Alpine or National Ordnance.  So the $80 carbine you bought in 1966 would only sell for $600 today.  Not a good investment.

While I agree that inflation has made the 60's era prices of old milsurps seem more attractive than they really are, I was curious if your comparison of $100 in the mid 60's equates to $1500 today.  After doing the calculations, I found that your example yields an average inflation rate of 5.1% over the 54 year period from 1965 to 2019.  Using the more widely accepted average rate of 3% per annum, $100 in 1965 would be equivalent to $493 today. Using those figures, the typical Garand bought in 1965 has more than kept up with inflation, but there are many investments that would have done better than the rifle over the same period ...

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