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Old May 13, 2007, 07:19 PM   #3
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
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Supply and demand

The demand is growing, and the supply is fixed. Before the 1986 freeze, FA guns of the common types cost a little more than the semi auto versions. Rare guns cost quite a bit.

Since the 1986 freeze, no new guns can be added to the registry. That means that no new made guns can be owned by civilians, and that no "found" old guns (like a BAR found in granpa's old footlocker) can be added to the registry either. Since the supply is fixed, and deminishing slowly, as the guns wear out, the price had gone through the roof.

The price also goes up each time one of these guns is sold, due to the $200 tax, and the dealer's fees. Unlike regular guns, the more used a FA gun is, the more it costs. Some Thompson SMGs are at $50,000 right now!
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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