View Full Version : Prices of full auto weapons

April 2, 2008, 10:13 PM
Hey guys,

I'm just wondering why the sky-high prices on full auto weapons? Is this just to make them prohibitively expensive for the average person to buy? Or is it just because there are very few of them?

Most are full auto versions of guns that also exist as semi-only weapons, so I can't believe that it actually costs much more to make them.

So how did some nicer full auto weapons come to cost as much as a new car?

B. Lahey
April 2, 2008, 10:17 PM
In 1986 a weasel amendment was added into a bill (the bill was first intended to protect the rights of people traveling with guns) that banned any machine-gun made after 1986 from ever being sold to a regular civilian with no business in the arms trade.

The supply was set at what was already privately owned, but the demand has continued to rise.

David Hineline
April 3, 2008, 01:23 AM
The reason diamonds and gold have value is because people want them and to keep the price up they stop digging them out of the ground when ever there are too many about.

The reason machineguns are expensive is because they made them against the law if manuf. after 1986 so every year new people turn 21 faster than the current owners die, and the number of machineguns is the same.

April 27, 2008, 12:43 AM
Some weapons are more desired which jacks up the price more even with what was mentioned above and some are not originally full auto and that can affect price since they were converted.