Originally Posted by RKB2A
For informational purposes...
In 1873 when Sam Colt introcuded his Colt Peacemaker, you could buy one for 1 $20 Double Eagle (.9675 Troy Oz gold), today you can buy one for one $50 US Gold Eagle (one Troy Oz gold) and have a little change left over.
Now that is interesting...because you're using something with collectible value to it.
I wonder if this could be said....? In 1873 you could buy the best gun on the market for an ounce of Gold and today the same is true. I mean back in the day the peacemaker was pretty much the Glock/1911 of it's time...no? And today $1200 will buy you a VERY nice pistol.