December 9, 2007, 06:35 AM
If you find a box of .30 cal bullets from 25 years ago in the back of a drawer, don't look at the price. It'll take you days to get over the shock.:D

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December 9, 2007, 07:16 AM
If you find a 25yr old paystub in there, you'll get a good laugh, too:D

December 9, 2007, 07:20 AM
Now I'm curious. I have around 500 rounds that are at least 25 years old and no price on the boxes. Do tell..


Ben Shepherd
December 9, 2007, 10:00 AM
I'm guessing somewhere around 4 bucks.

December 9, 2007, 10:12 AM
I've got a can of Norma gunpowder with a sticker price of $3.25!!!

December 9, 2007, 10:20 AM
Bought my first can of Dupont blackpowder for $.75, sometime around 1964

December 9, 2007, 10:23 AM
lol...I find 15 year old boxes of shotgun shells and rifle cartridges that my dad bought. Makes me jealous

December 9, 2007, 10:35 AM
I have an old Hodgdon load book that is 4 or 6 pages long where IMR4895 can be had at $0.10/pound.

Gun powder that was is worth 150 times as much as 45 years ago is 11% compounded.

A pre ban AR15 bought in 1993 for $500 is worth $1200 today.
That is 6% compounded.

Money I put in the stock market 13 years ago is now worth 20 times as much. That is 26% compounded.

Google stock was $100 three and a half years ago. It is $704 today.
That is 74% compounded.

What does it all mean?
You should diversify your investments, beyond the commodities stored in your basement, to include growth companies.

The Bushmaster
December 9, 2007, 10:37 AM
How about a box (complete) of Remington 16 ga Express (extra power) in the "New Plastic" Shot Shells #7 1/2's for $3.35

December 9, 2007, 11:27 AM
Yeah, and I once passed up a pristine Winchester 94, made in 1954, because it was too much money. Who'd ever pay $45.00 for .30-30??? My first M1 Carbine was $20.00, delivered, through the NRA in 1963, but I was only making $1.35 an hour then, too.........


December 9, 2007, 11:33 AM
The "good" old days. :D

December 9, 2007, 02:15 PM
I have a 1912 commercial butcher book that shows you how to price your cuts of meat, starting at $0.03 a Lb.

I bought my first rifle in 1960, Win M70 30-06 for $74.99

Have 1960's empty Hornady 100 count bullet boxes for $2.87 - $3.88

My first Sweedish Mauser 6.5X55 was under $10

And all that stuff and more was purchased as a teenager with money from lawn mowing, leaf raking and snow shoveling.

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