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jsalcedo
June 21, 2003, 02:19 PM
http://www.mindspring.com/~redcloud3811/AR_ad/

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JDSlack
June 21, 2003, 02:57 PM
Where is Mr. Peabody and his "Wayback" machine now that we need him?

Nightcrawler
June 21, 2003, 03:08 PM
"Weighs only six pounds"

These days you're lucky if you can find a 16" carbine that light, and it'll have one of those ridiculous fake collapsing stocks, but will also still probably have a heavy barrel.

Most postban ARs have a barrel heavier than my FAL. Your typical 20" HBAR-15A2 weighs in at around eight and a half pounds.

But, this was back before they tried to turn the AR-15 into a full sized battle rifle, and used it for what it was, a light weight small caliber rifle.

Dionysusigma
June 21, 2003, 03:15 PM
:what: 189.50!!!!!!!

:cuss: inflation/ bans!!!!

Mannlicher
June 21, 2003, 03:20 PM
I have one just like it. Bought it NIB for $225 back in 1972. Still shoots great.

jsalcedo
June 21, 2003, 04:27 PM
I guess if you really think about it its about the same.

1964 is when a new buick cost about $2500

A new buick now is about $25000.

You can get a similar new rifle like in the ad for about $750 to $900.

I do wish I could go back and get a few though:)

Sisco
June 21, 2003, 04:59 PM
A fellow I work with has two he bought at that price. One has "Maybe a hundred rounds" through it, the other is still in the box it came in. No, he won't sell either of them .:mad:

jsalcedo
June 21, 2003, 07:17 PM
Do those old AR 15's have barrels with a different rate of twist
than todays AR15's and clones?

Hal
June 22, 2003, 04:44 AM
Where is Mr. Peabody and his "Wayback" machine now that we need him?
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=339515
:D

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
June 22, 2003, 04:47 AM
I think the rate of twist was 1 in 12 when it was originally introduced.

Regards,
Rabbit.

BryanP
June 22, 2003, 08:12 AM
I remember reading (but didn't save) a quick & dirty analysis of gun prices over the years expressed not in straight $ but as a percentage of the "average" weekly income of an American citizen. Going by that measure, firearms are less expensive today than they ever have been.

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