Yea! I know, these New Guys to the 14 probably think that us Old Timers are full of it or exaggerating about the Cost of Parts back then, but We are not, below is an Amherst Flyer from about 1996 or 7 and I am willing to bet that they paid about $2 or $5 at most for a stripped Bolt!ICONWINKGI9
I remember when Amherst Arms had NIW TRW bolts for $35.00 in Shotgun News...
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, in the very early 90s I had upwards of 150 USGI magazines, I sold about 50 or so to a few Guys at Our Club that got Norinco and Poly M14s for $2 a piece,after all these Years It still upsets me to even think about it!ICONCRYI remember NIW USGI M14 mags for $7 each and more off if you bought 10 or 100.............sigh. I was kicking myself during the AWB.......................
About the cheapest I can remember magazines was $5.00 ea. but I believe they were NIW IIRC.Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, in the very early 90s I had upwards of 150 USGI magazines, I sold about 50 or so to a few Guys at Our Club that got Norinco and Poly M14s for $2 a piece,after all these Years It still upsets me to even think about it!ICONCRY
I think the first one I built was about 200.00 for the reciever back in the early 80's. You could call SA, Inc. and speak with the Reese boys direct. Later they went to 210.00 when I went back to get another one. And the first barrel I had installed by a gunsmith before I got into doing it myself cost $25.00. I remember putting her together one piece at a time.So according to these flyers,I could have built a rifle,assuming I could find a barrel,stock and flash suppressor for around $300,$250 worth of parts from CMP,$200 or so to an armorer ,plus reciever(about how much?) we'll say $200 for reciever until someone corrects me.
$950.00 in 93? Prob .$150 less in 88(when I was 18)
Please correct me if Im off a little