That was in the days when everyone was trying to get their hands on so-called "assault rifles". I suppose the "supply and demand" law played into the price.
I passed up a minty Smith-Corona 1903 Springfield to buy it.
Refinishing my m24's stock (practicing for the Garand, which is coming this month!)
All I've done so far is stripped off the old finish, there's still some cosmoline in the wood though so I'm going to use some Easy Off on it, and then (try to) iron out some of the dents and apply few coats of tung oil, I'm trying not to get it too dark or glossy, or fancy looking
I noticed this semi-visible tiger striped pattern in the lower stock that I hadn't noticed before, pretty cool.
And here is the P95 my dad bought a couple of weeks ago (thanks to the advice from members on this forum ) I'm letting him borrow one of my Hogues grips till he orders his own. Still haven't been able to take it out to the range, yet..
Yes I love my 24/47, the action is very smooth, have no complaints about it, It seems to be preferred over the more expensive M48, because of the manufacture quality I believe. Great gun for little cost. When I bought it, it was 158$ for the gun and bayonet/sheath with all matching serial #'s, leather frog, leather ammo pouch, oil tin, and a free bandoleer of Yugo 8mm corrosive.