First one I bought was a very minty Winchester around 1998 for $199. The last one I bought was a museum quality National Postal Meter for $750 in 2013. Now ask me how bad divorce lawyers suck...Back in 1964 They were offered for just $20.00 each and I did not get one as I did not feel that the M-1 Carbine was worth that much. I met some Korean War Vets that had tried to use them against the Chinese Hoards and were not happy with having to shoot the enemy soldiers several times in the chest to stop them. Every time I see a M-1 Carbine selling for over $1000 I wonder why and why I did not order one at $20.