By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

10 thoughts on “And the real reason I want a time machine…”
  1. Adjusted for inflation, the prices aren’t that great really.

    Colt AR $1,835.15

    M1 Garand $825.57

    M1 carbine $642.01

    30 carbine cpr $0.64

    30-06 cpr $0.55

    9mm cpr $0.83

    1. In 1965, US minimum wage was $1.25/hr.

      So that’s over a week’s pay for a carbine or Luger, and a month’s pay for the AR.

      Current minimum wage is $7.25, but FWIW, the local McD’s lists starting wages of $16/hr.
      So $1160 is what you’d get in a month at legal minimum, which would get you the same AR.
      The M-1 carbine price is now closer to that month’s wages, because scarcity.
      For the same reason, the average Luger is far beyond that.

      The only thing really better about 1965 was walking into the store with the cash, and walking out with the rifle or pistol in about 5 minutes, just like buying a loaf of bread, or having it shipped straight to your house via USPS.

      I’m glad most states are moving to Constitutional Carry. But how about let’s start whacking away at the GCAs of ’68 and ’86, and the NFA of ’34, next.

    2. What rate did you use? Big difference between 2%per annum avg for 57yrs and 3%.
      9mm 28c/rd, at 2%,vs 49c/rd at 3%. We’re somewhere in the middle of that now.

  2. I fail to see how a government that uses EQUITY in every sentence can justify making guns and ammo so expensive that the poorest among us can no longer afford to have them.

    1. Wm, it’s only strange if you assume they aren’t lying, which is clearly a bad assumption.
      Victim disarmament has been a D party activity for over 150 years — they started it to make sure the party’s terrorist branch (KKK) would be able to terrorize its victims in perfect safety. They’ve stuck with that sort of policy ever since.

  3. In 1965, you could also get an E Type Jag for $6,000, an entry level Mustang for $2,500, or a Shelby GT350 for $4,600.
    Make sure the time machine has space for cars!

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