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Old May 10, 2017, 11:13 PM   #19
44 AMP
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It must have been very difficult to mass produce precise firearms without computer guidance or the resources we have today.
If you really want to boggle your mind, think about how difficult it was to make those things WITHOUT ELECTRICITY!!!!

Back in those days craftsmen spent years, or even decades learning and perfecting their skills, and most of their work was done entirely by hand.

AND, even though they got paid more than unskilled labor, it wasn't much more, and the "benefits" package was that "you had a job".

Our society was much different then. Things we demand as bare minimum standards would have been incredible luxury benefits back then, had they existed. Government regulations requiring businesses to spend money on their workers, safety, and everything else we consider routine today did not exist.

By modern standards, workers were horribly exploited. However, applying modern standards to the past is one of our most common fallacies.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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