Well - let's not forget that in those years there wasn't an open currency market. So those costs are estimate and won't translate in buying power in each country. I recall very well that during the communism era the Romanian currency was considered like 6:1 for the US$. Real exchange in buying power was at least double but there wasn't a free market to say exactly - also there wasn't anything worth buying in our stores. Except US costs, let's take everything else with a grain of salt - or more.
I like to use the cost of gasoline, autombiles or a loaf of bread or gallon of milk as a constant to gauge inflation. I am old enough to remember when gas was .24 a gallon a $100,000 house was a mansion on the lake and a $10,000 car was a XKE convertible, a Mercedes 280 convertible or a Shelby Cobra if you were okay with no roll up windows. i'm NOT old enough to remember but A new car in 1940 was about $1,100.00. $12,000 a year was a really good salary.
Weapons were produced in such mass volume with maximum efficiency in mind. Costs on them were optimized as was the case with all military goods. It's hard for us today to recognize the degree that war consumed production.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers: HIKI is good if your on a budget. The uniforms are cheap, and that will be pretty obvious when you get your hands on it. The sizing is off, might want to order one size up from what you wear. I bought pants from them, I needed to get 2x my normal size
Jun 13, 2017 7:03:07 GMT -5
bucketcommander: Has anyone had experience with a broken feeding system on a PPS Mosin Nagant?
Jun 29, 2017 14:50:56 GMT -5
<2>nd Rangers M/Sgt. Tom: hiki's Quality is not to bad for the price, I own a few item from them and its decent however be warned it is cheaper for a reason. But i have no issues so far.
Jul 11, 2017 21:54:13 GMT -5
Dracul: They do have a good and varied selection for some of the less popular countries, too. Finnish, Italian, etc.
Jul 19, 2017 6:16:15 GMT -5
thomas: how do you start a new thread?
Aug 7, 2017 13:41:00 GMT -5
big_al: Hi everyone. Just joined a couple of days ago. I figured out a solution to the problem of the WE Tech Luger going full-auto, and made a post describing my modifications in the technical section. Photos and specs are included.
Aug 20, 2017 15:40:42 GMT -5
tommyv311: Hey guys! nice to meet you all! I just registered on here a few minutes ago.
Oct 17, 2017 18:14:17 GMT -5
derriese: Hello everyone! Did anyone of you guys bought equipment or tunics from HikiShop? I want to get the m32 tunic (for cosplaying as a Nazi Zombie), but the price seems very low ($45)and I'm afraid I'm going to get scammed .
Oct 24, 2017 8:30:46 GMT -5
shiftysgarand: Hikishop is legit. I bought my Japanese gear from them and it took around 2 weeks to arrive using the cheap shipping option
Nov 6, 2017 0:11:57 GMT -5
sieubermensch123: Necropost kinda but yeah Hiki is legit I actually had an order get lost in Chinese customs never reached me and He replaced it immediately. Nice quality too
Nov 19, 2017 19:58:25 GMT -5
CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers: Hiki Shop quality is passable, there are better quality out there but if you want to through together an impression quick and on the cheap they are the way to go. I bought my Heer pants from them.
Nov 30, 2017 21:53:21 GMT -5
freshlycookedyank: Its a sad day today, I am finally selling my Marushin m1 garand . never broke on me despite using only green gas, I'm going to miss my baby.
Dec 20, 2017 14:08:41 GMT -5
suomifinn: Hikishop is legit. I use them for my Finnish impression. Some of the stuff can be off in terms of accuracy, easily fixable though. For the price it's hard to beat. Great for more obscure countries.
Dec 21, 2017 12:30:56 GMT -5