It could be this way today if the fookin ATF did not freeze the transferable pool in 86, and ban the importation of everything that doesn't have a "sporting purpose".
UncleDad said:Sure the prices were cheap by todays standards, but dont forget the $200 tax stamp, which was really expensive back then. $50 in 1960 is about $315 today. The $200 in 1960 would be $1267.35 now. If the 1986 FA ban wasnt enacted, and it wasnt the forbidden fruit it is today, would most people buy a gun, then pay 4X the price for a tax stamp for the gun?
calculations done with http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
God forbid. They would be worth more as scrap at todays current prices.57Strat said:Just imagine no importation bans and transferable surplus machineguns from all over the world flooding into the US. What that would do to the prices of those guns?
In ref. to the "extremely rare" part, in the '60s they probably were. The cold war was still going on and they were still being used. Just a guess.