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The Good Old Days

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ironbar, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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  2. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    What year was that?
     
  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, but guessing before I was born!
     
  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Back then $79.99 might have been like a million dollars....o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Back when a gallon of gas was .15, pack of smokes a nickel. and minimum wage was .75 per hour.
    I remember a taco was .19 when I was a young buck....
     
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  6. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    It's not too bad today if you keep your eyes open. :D
     
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  7. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Dude, you got a problem. Coolgun-itis.... It's contagious you know....
     
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  8. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    Kinda of expensive considering minimum wage was .75
     
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  9. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Someday, we may look back on 2015 as the good old days if Hitlery gets elected.
     
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  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    OK, so if minimum wage back then was $0.75 per hour, then $79.95 ÷ .75 = 106.60 work hours to buy that M1 rifle.

    Federal minimum wage now is now $7.25 per hour. Current price of a service grade M1 through CMP is $730.00. $730.00 ÷ 7.25 = 100.68 work hours to buy that M1, meaning, it's actually cheaper to buy one NOW than it was in the good old days!
     
  13. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    ...only 49 work hours if you make a "living wage"
     
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  14. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    Pretty sure taxes weren't nearly as the same today though. That medicare tax that comes out of my check every week could be gun money instead or even my nonexistent 401k...
     
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  15. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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  17. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    The Johnson Semi-Auto listed for $59.95 was a steal - considering those are real collectible now.
     
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  18. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, same with the colt, add a couple zeros now a days.
     
  19. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Someday I'll find one of these ads in person. I'll cut out the mail order portion and close a cheque for the amount + shipping and see what happens.
     
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  20. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I remember, hanging out with a friend of mine, who had an ffl, and an SOT, class 3 dealer back in the day, used to just thumb through the shotgun news for hours. It was better than a gun show. All kinds of stuff like this.
     
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