I'm looking at gun prices these days, and am soooo glad that over the years I have acquired my basic battery, and can pick and choose my deals these days. I realize that the "you want WHAT for that gun" frame of mind is a sign that I have joined the ranks of "old grits" but . . . damn. Just damn. Six months ago I shook my head in disbelief when I saw a used Ruger Mini-14 going for $650 in a local gunship, thinking "who in the hell would pay THAT". Now they're being sold for over $1000. It's not a thousand dollar gun. But the price shock is not limited to those that are suddenly being snatched up for fear of an "assault" weapons ban. It's hard to find a decent price on just about ANY firearm these days. But, as I said, fortunately my basic needs (as we know, though, its not how many guns you need, it's how many you want. I'll let you know when I reach that point.) are met, and I can pick and choose my deals. The last gun I bought was last month, when I got a 1969 Ruger Super Single Six Convertable .22/.22 mag in very good condition for $350; a couple of months before that it was a 1924 Winchester Model 12 in good conditon for $225.00; and I really thought a couple of months before that I paid too much for a Colt Series 80 (once again in excellent condition) for $650.00. Three years ago I got a Smith Model 19, once again in like new condition for $250.00, and a Smith M & P, made in 1943, for $250.00 (but it had been re-blued, looked real nice but any collector value dimished -- however, I bought it to shoot and it does so just fine). Any comments out there about the price of guns these days, and any good deals you've found recently?