WHAT 400 DOLLARS GOT YOU IN 1979, WISH I PURCHASED MORE

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My father and I purchased this gun at Target in Wichita Falls Texas in 1979 for a hair over 400 dollars. This gun went through many a deer season and some coyote hunting in Oklahoma as well. It hasn't been shot much but it was hunted with. I believe guns can be hunted with and used and still maintain it's beautiful luster. I have been oiling this one down since 1979 about every 2 months just to make sure no rust settled in on the barrel. It still is beautiful as the day it was bought.
 

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If you had $400 to spend in 1979,
and you put it into the stock market,
it would be worth $30,000 now.

I'd rather have that than a hunting rifle.

 

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My father and I purchased this fun at Target in Wichita Falls Texas in 1979 for a hair over 400 dollars. This gun went through many a deer season and some coyote hunting in Oklahoma as well. It hasn't been shot much but it was hunted with. I believe guns can be hunted with and used and still maintain it's beautiful luster. I have been oiling this one down since 1979 about every 2 months just to make sure no rust settled in on the barrel. It still is beautiful as the day it was bought.
Nice rifle , lots of good memories. Priceless.....
 

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If you had $400 to spend in 1979,
and you put it into the stock market,
it would be worth $30,000 now.

I'd rather have that than a hunting rifle.

What is the M16 worth now? But I get your point.
The lower brain was doing the thinking in my case in 1979, so hindsight doesn't tend to be real friendly to me lately, if it goes that far back in history.
 

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Nice rifle, and story sir. The middle rifle is a my inherited 700 ADL in 30-06 that my uncle purchased in the late 70s like yours was. It amazes me how nice the wood, gloss, and bluing is on these “entry level/ budget rifles” are. Especially when you look at the generic rifles that are produced today in this same price point.
 

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