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Old July 20, 2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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The gun you wish you bought in 2005

looking back there are a lot of guns i wish i had picked up years ago before everything was expensive. i wish i picked up a good AK for $300, a 9x18 makarov for $100, i should have taken home that crate of yugo sks's for $350(that was 4 rifles) from the gun show. now ak's are almost $600, sks's are $325, and makarovs are $220
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Old July 20, 2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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Old July 20, 2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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...don't we all

The market seems to be cooling down tho, I am expecting to see a huge price drop within a year or two. (Unless the fed comes out and screw us that is)

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Old July 21, 2009, 02:58 AM   #4
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no gun, just ammunition....
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Old July 21, 2009, 06:26 AM   #5
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Old July 21, 2009, 07:08 AM   #6
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Old July 21, 2009, 07:09 AM   #7
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No guns. Lot's more ammo though.
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Old July 21, 2009, 07:59 AM   #8
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I don't recall there being any guns in 2005 that I "should have bought" based on today's unavailability or price. Well, maybe one - I wish I had purchased one of those GRAD knife guns in 2005. You could get them for about $750 then, but I didn't want to hassle with the transfer, sign-off and all the NFA stuff. Sometimes I'm just to friggin lazy for my own good!!
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Old July 21, 2009, 01:29 PM   #9
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No guns. Lot's more ammo though.
Actually, the time to buy ammo was around 2002. I was getting cases of 9mm for ~$70 ($3.50/50). This was prescient for me, because I could remember the 1980's, when it was running $20 a box, so I stocked up.

Same with some of the rifle calibers. Rifle ammo took another leap last fall, making me glad I'd stocked up previously.

In the current climate, thank goodness I don't shoot .380.

If you were looking for Eastern European stuff, 2005 was certainly the time. You could get Yugoslavian AK-47's for ~$275. The only ones I see now are Romanians, and those are hovering around $575-600. That's not a $600 rifle.
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Old July 21, 2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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I remember back in the early 90's when you could pick up a new SKS for around $75. I sold mine for $100 and was happy for the little profit that I made.

Two better bargains looking back were the Colt 45 and Colt AR that I bought and kept.

Not to mention all those primers that I bought when Clinton got into the White House.
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