Originally Posted by TrebMaxx
I ran across a M1 Carbine before the prices went through the roof after O was elected. Still is like a punch in the gut every time I think about it. It was a mid 40's IBM model, in great condition and only $550. I passed on it thinking I could get one cheaper. If I remember the average price for M1 Carbines at the time were around $375-$450 range. One of those kick yourself in the ass moments.
Nice piece though, thanks for the punch in the gut moment.
If it makes you feel better. My grandfather in law said they were $15 a piece decades ago. He didn't buy one because you couldnt hunt with the caliber and he was only making $120 a month. He says that was one of his biggest gun mistakes.