I have a Marlin 39A I bought new in about 1969 for $89. That wasn't all that inexpensive then. My one surviving shotgun and both my remaining Smith revolvers were bought used, the wheelguns in very good condition.
I'd have to say all of mine were inexpensive. But except for the old beater Stevens double 12 gauge, I refuse to call any of them "cheap".
"Don't let macho be your epitaph."