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This is (or was) awesome!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jsalcedo, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

  2. JDSlack

    JDSlack Well-Known Member

    Where is Mr. Peabody and his "Wayback" machine now that we need him?
  3. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    "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.
  4. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    :what: 189.50!!!!!!!

    :cuss: inflation/ bans!!!!
  5. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    I have one just like it. Bought it NIB for $225 back in 1972. Still shoots great.
  6. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    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:)
  7. Sisco

    Sisco Well-Known Member

    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:
  8. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    Do those old AR 15's have barrels with a different rate of twist
    than todays AR15's and clones?
  9. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member


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  10. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Well-Known Member

    I think the rate of twist was 1 in 12 when it was originally introduced.

  11. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    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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