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Old July 9, 2021, 04:43 PM   #19
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Join Date: July 22, 2010
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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Barry Lee has it right- guns are much less expensive today.
An old adage used to explain inflation, and has generally been true since 1873 is “a damned good handgun is worth an ounce of gold.”

An ounce of gold is about $1800 today. For that money, you can get a Freedom Arms single action revolver that makes any Colt blush and talk about it’s bluing while I prefer the brushed stainless steel.

I was itching for a new Ithaca model 37, but a used Fabarms semi auto factory cut to my lop showed up for a heck of a deal. New? It would be the same price as the Ithaca.

I’d bet that the Rock River (not island) 1911 I should not buy is a beautiful gun for $1800.

It used to be a gun was a month’s pay or more… not about the cost of a golf club.
I hunt, shoot bullseye, plink, reload, and tinker with firearms. I have hung out with the Cowboy Action fellas. I have no interest in carrying firearms in urban areas.
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