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!"
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5