$500, TM Thompson with 3 mags, BB's, and Batteries. Go big or go home.
Later on....$650 Classic army M16a4. it has been my work horse. fantasitc battle rifle.
Edit: Technicaly the M16 was a gift. but thats what its value was at the time.
Last edited by Voice of Reason; July 12th, 2010 at 00:28..
Reason: forgot to mention....