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$175,000 for an FN M240 B

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheOtherOne, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. TheOtherOne

    TheOtherOne Well-Known Member

  2. harvester of sorrow

    harvester of sorrow Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you were being facetious, but there's not much chance of that. Comparatively speaking, there were an absolute MOUNTAIN of Macs made, versus a very small number of M240's. Macs are a very common "first" transferable because there were so many made that they are always at the lowest end of the price spectrum. In 30 years, that M240 might be worth 1.75 million, but Macs will still be the most affordable NFA weapons available. On the other hand, maybe the law will have changed by then, and all of that stuff will be valueless. :banghead:
  3. TheOtherOne

    TheOtherOne Well-Known Member

    Not really. I don't think 20 years ago anyone thought a $200 gun would run $3,000 today.

    I REALLY hope so. I think the chance for full auto ever coming back though is highly unlikely.
  4. harvester of sorrow

    harvester of sorrow Well-Known Member

    I agree that the law going away would be excellent (owning 100 machineguns that cost $1000 apiece being much better than owning 1 machinegun that costs $100,000), but what I actually meant was that perhaps by then there would have been some sort of legislation ending transfers, or something even worse.

    What was an "average" income in 1975? $20,000? $15,000? So a $200 Mac back then was maybe 1% or 1.5% of income? "Average" income now is maybe 30-40? Original Powder Springs Macs seem to sell for around 4K now, but later model SWD guns are 2000-2500. That works out to about 6-7% of income now. I don't see the $175,000 Mac in 30 years, but anything is possible, I guess.

    Hey, you're not just trying to justify buying a Mac are you? :D
  5. Joejojoba111

    Joejojoba111 Well-Known Member

    1970 you can roughly multiply their prices by 10 for today's.

    $175,000... Let me guess, if you look real close you can see Jesus' face in the enamel...
  6. saltydog

    saltydog Well-Known Member

    I could not imagine the sheeple of this country allowing themselves access to new Automatic Weapons. Ain't going to happen. :eek:
  7. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Well-Known Member

    blah. try to get a price on one of the six (?) transferable miniguns. Talk about sticker shock.

    Which reminds me, I have to go plunk down $400 on a replacement SMG parts kit for an M-11/9. :(
  8. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    The fact that no newly manufacturered machine guns can be made for the general population certainly is a huge factor in driving up prices. BUT, it isn't the ONLY reason this particular machine gun is that expensive. Let's not forget that the machine gun market is also influenced by factors such as rareity. I have no idea how many fully transferable M240s are out there, but I doubt if there are very many. If you would have asked me yesterday, I would have said there were none (shows you what I know). So, the ones out there are rare, and they are going to be expensive: just like any other rare product.
    I think that the price of that 240 and the price of a MAC have very little in common.

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