Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Those Days Are Gone; Russian Rifle Ed.

Remember when one could buy a Mosin for $100 or so and a 440-round case for less than that?

Not any more.


CenterPuke88 said...

Given 18% inflation between 2008 and 2019, that’s a nice 288% price increase...guess it costs to buy high-speed internet for all those trolls and to payoff Donnie’s debts to keep him in thrall.

B said...

CP's point is well taken....although the time spread is more like 20 years.

CenterPuke88 said...

B., the Comrade post linked was from 2008.

Mark Rossmore said...

I regret not buying an SVT-40 ten years ago. They were $500-$700 back then. I didn't have the money to spend on higher end toys, but now I realize it would've been an investment piece. They're now well into the mid-$1000s. Should've bought two.... one to keep, and one to flip.

I did buy a 1936 Mosin Nagant 91/30 for $69 (force-matched numbers) and a 1945 Mosin Nagant M1944 (laminated stock, all matching numbers) for $125 in the early 2000's. The latter now goes in the $300-$500s. My little Bulgarian Makarov 9x18, that I got for $159? Now it's in the mid-$300s-$500s. Absurd.