Why are M1As so expensive?
I was at my local sporting goods store to see what ammunition they have. No .22, no .223/5.56, very little pistol ammo (lots of .38 spl) and a whole bunch of .308. That got me to thinking, maybe I should pick up a M1A.
I have done a little searching and they are going for about $2500 for a basic model. I called my favorite gun store, and although they did not have one, they did verify that that is the going price. Before all this madness, they were going for about $2000.
Does anyone know why they would be so expensive? (Pre-madness not inflated price gouging prices now.) Doesn't seem like a basic model would warrant that type of price tag.