I was very young at the time of the 94 AWB. I just remember my dad reading me an add in a local WI paper sometime around 96 or 97 listing a "Preban" "CAR-15"(I doubt it was fully automatic) somewhere north of $1,000.00.
My dad was more of a traditional bolt gun/pump gun type of guy, still is to this day so I did not really see the effect first hand. I only got into guns after I got out of School in 2005 so by then the AWB was gone.
If there is a moral to the story it would be keep a good supply of extra magazines and collapsible stocks around.