GUN Prices of Machine Guns before 1986, I need a time machine

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    MP44 for $50 :rofl::wtc:
     
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    Shit happens.

    My dad threw that shit away when he was a kid in the 50s. No one gave a fuck.
     
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    lol @ the luger ad, 9mm ammo was $9.50/100 back then too :o
     
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    I wonder how much inflation would bump up the price.


    Even then this just makes me want to cry, hell even Mosins are $15.
     
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    M16 was $275
    Suppressed 10/22 was $365

    :wtc:

    Damn you, Gipper! Damn you! :mad:
     
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    Government induced shortage ftl.
     
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    Oh fuck you dude. Now I'm in a bad mood.
     
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    Think about it, this was "junk" to most people at the time.

    The exact same thing will happen to everything that is considered "junk" or common now.
     
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    True, there was no way anyone could have guessed what they would be worth today.
     
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    Do want. :hs:
     
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    Chauchat's are still junk. :mamoru2:
     
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    You could get a suppressed 10/22 for pretty close to that I would imagine :o Considering 50 years or whatever of inflation, building a basic suppressed 10/22 would probably only be about $500-ish, right? Not counting the stamp, of course :o
     
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    Wow, that's surprising to me that it wasn't cheaper. 9mm ammo is only about twice that today.
     
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    The first two pics are from a store that Roger A. Cox used to own back in the 70's in Athens, GA. He owned at least 1 of every Thompson ever made. He got busted having illegal Russian AK's and had to serve time in prison. He's now a lawyer (go figure) and copies of his book "Thompson Submachine Gun" sell from $500-$1,000
     
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    The problem was a lot of people didn't understand the whole tax stamp thing before 1986. Most people got info from gun shops and you know how much disinformation circulates through there. My dad told me he thought that (pre 86), by getting a tax stamp it meant the ATF could come inspect the auto gun at any time and enter your home whenever. Obviously, that's not true, but without the internet that info was harder to come by.
     
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    That's the way America is supposed be.

    And look what happened. We let the welfare culture fuck us out of our awesomeness.
     
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    motherfucker I would buy 50 1911s at that price.


    I'd go to the range and just throw the shit down instead of reloading like the John Woo movies.
     
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    When you figure it with inflation, ammo in many calibers is actually cheaper now (or was before the Obama Rush On All Gun Shit) than it was back in the "good old days."
     

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