A friend is manufacturing a one pound "pak-rifle" in .22 caliber and just going through the motions of getting the fed paperwork approved in order to start marketing and selling it. He's put up a sneak-preview of it online:
Costs are high to manufacture etc, and he is looking at around a $400 price tag. He designed this about a decade ago and has been carrying one with him on backpack trips to put meat in the pot and go lighter on food. And for that it is really the cat's meow.
Anyway, was wondering if there is a market for this at that price, and thought I'd post it on the forum and get some opinions. Don't think there is anything this light and compact and durable out there, but not sure if all that many backpackers would spend this much on something like this. It's a fairly niche item I figure. Only 17" long when taken down, would fit in most any pack. And with peep sights it's very accurate.
So there ya go, tossing this out there. Can't really answer any questions other than what you find on the site. Thanks for input,