COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.   Posted by The Hangin' Judge.Group: 0
The Hangin' Judge
 GM, 3 posts
 The dice don't lie
 Roll well or die
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 00:54
COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.
Important to note: Many of the better weapons (lever action rifles, fast draw revolvers, etc.) are not available due to the game taking place in 1867. If the game continues long enough (in game time) that better weapons come available, I will add them to the list.

Also important to note: Other than starting equipment, the list below is no guarantee you'll be able to buy the items or services for the prices listed. This is just a guide for what your characters would consider a 'normal' price.

Also note, the weapons are generic. If you want to add color and call it a Henry rifle or a Navy Colt .44, I'm all for that, but do a little research (or ask) and make sure the weapon was available in 1867 and of the type specified.

WEAPONS:
Derringer, single barrel......... $5
Muzzle loading pistol............ $7
Cap & Ball revolver (6 shot)....  $20
Shotgun, single barrel..........  $20
Shotgun, double barrel..........  $30
Scattergun, double barrel.......  $40
Indian trade musket.............  $10
Smoothbore musket...............  $12
Muzzle loading carbine..........  $15
Muzzle loading rifle............  $17
Revolving cylander rifle (6 shot) $28
Breech loading carbine..........  $18
Breech loading rifle............  $20
Buffalo rifle (1 shot, high cal). $30
Hunting/Fighting Knife........... $1

AMMUNITION
$2 per 100 rounds for any weapon except shotguns/scatterguns
$2 per 25 shells for shotguns/scatteguns

Holster and Gun Belt.............$5
Rifle sheath.....................$4
Black powder.....................$5 per keg (12.5 lbs) (needed for muzzle loading weapons/muskets)

TRANSPORTATION:
Poor Horse......................... $20
Fair Horse......................... $50
Good Horse......................... $100
Excellent Horse.................... $150
Mule............................... $20
Ox................................. $25
Saddle, bridle, pads............... $40
Buggy.............................. $40
Buckboard wagon.................... $35
Saddle Bags........................ $5

CLOTHING:
Hat................................ $2
Good hat........................... $5
Shirt.............................. $1
Vest............................... $1
Trousers........................... $2
Plain Suit......................... $5
Fancy Suit......................... $10
Boots.............................. $10
Chaps.............................. $5
Spurs.............................. $7/pair
Gloves............................. $2
Women's Shoes...................... $4
Women's Hat........................ $3
Women's Hat, fancy................. $6 and up
Women's Blouse..................... $3
Wrap............................... $15
Skirt.............................. $3
Dress, plain....................... $4
Dress, fancy....................... $15 and up

FOOD:
Coffee............................. 30 cents/pound
Bacon.............................. 20 cents/pound
Beef............................... 7 cents/pound
Dried Beef......................... 20 cents/pound
Flour.............................. 4 cents/pound
Root beer.......................... 10 cents/bottle
Cheap meal......................... 25 cents
Mess kit........................... $2
Canteen............................ $1
Survival rations (jerky, etc.)..... $1.50/day

MISCELLANEOUS:
Tobacco............................. 10 cents/bag
Whiskey............................. 10 cents/shot or $2/bottle
Beer................................ 5 cents/mug or glass
Shave and a haircut................. 25 cents
Bath................................ 75 cents
Bath with fresh water............... $1
Field Glasses....................... $10
Telescope........................... $6
Steel safe, small................... $50
Stereoscope......................... 75 cents
Tombstone........................... $10
Cattle, calf........................ $5
Cattle, yearling.................... $10
cattle, at Kansas railhead.......... $30

LODGING
Sleazy hotel........................ 25 cents/night
Average hotel....................... 75 cents/night
Deluxe hotel........................ $2/night
Corral space for horse.............. 25cents/day (free at deluxe hotel)
Rooming house....................... $1/day, meals included

DOCTOR'S SERVICES
Bullet removed...................... 25 cents
Bullet hole patched................. 50 cents
Boken bone set...................... 50 cents
Broken bone splinted................ 75 cents
Buckshot removed.................... $2
Concussion treated.................. 50 cents
Lacerations stitched................ 50 cents
Powder burns treated................ $1
Other burns treated................. $2
Leeching............................ 25 cents
Amputation.......................... $5
Diseases treated.................... $2, cure not guaranteed

AVERAGE WAGES/SALARIES
Cowboy.............................. $30/month
Cowboy foreman...................... $45/month
Prison guard........................ $90/month
Coroner............................. $5 per inquest
Lawman.............................. $75/month plus $2 per arrest leading to conviction
Deputy.............................. $50 per month plus arrest bonus
Justice of the Peace................ $2 to $20 for disorderly conduct, $2-$5 for court                costs, $5 for marriages
Bartender........................... $50/month
Waitress/Saloon girl................ $17.50/month plus room and board
Hired gunfighter.................... $5/day plus expenses
Teamster............................ $40/month
Civilian Scout for the Army......... $75/month
Undertaker.......................... $20 per burial
Midwife............................. $3.50 per delivery
The Hangin' Judge
 GM, 8 posts
 The dice don't lie
 Roll well or die
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 01:11
COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.
NOTE ON "EXOTIC" and other NON-LISTED EQUIPMENT:

I'm getting quite a few requests for rare firearms. Firearms that DID exist but which were not readily available at the local gun shop or mercantile.

Can you have them? Yes, on these conditions*:
(1) You can show me that the item actually existed
(2) You can give me a background that specifies how you came to possess something that wasn't readily available
(3) You add 50% to the cost of the closest item on the list. That's the price
(4) You realize going in that my bent as a GM is to use such things against you. Other people will want what you have and will use underhanded means to get it. It will be hard to find someone who knows how to fix it if it breaks. Parts will be hard to come by. Ammo might be, too. All of this is intended in good fun, but seems realistic to me. So, forewarned is forearmed.

As for other equipment.... if you don't see it on the list but have reasonably good reason to believe that it existed at the time (as many things not on the list do), make a comparison based on the most similarly valued items on them list. FOr character creation, we'll call it good*. Items you need to buy in the process of the game I will control a bit more directly.

*I reserve the right to veto any piece of equipment if it's too exotic or would grossly unbalance the game.
Johnny Holcombe
 player, 4 posts
 Ranch Hand
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 01:15
COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.
What, Johnny can't carry a Gatling Gun in his trousers??? :)
The Hangin' Judge
 GM, 9 posts
 The dice don't lie
 Roll well or die
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 01:21
COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.
In reply to Johnny Holcombe (msg # 3):

I suppose if he doesn't mind attracting a little extra attention from the U.S. Army...

And no, none of the requests have been quite that out there. I'm just putting it here so I can answer the question once for everyone.
Johnny Holcombe
 player, 5 posts
 Ranch Hand
Sat 25 Mar 2017
at 01:32
COSTS: Equipment, Wages, Cost of Living, Etc.
In reply to The Hangin' Judge (msg # 4):

Local soiled dove: "Howdy, cowboy. Is that a Gatling Gun in there, or are you glad to see me?"

Johnny: "Let's us head upstairs, darlin', an' you can check it out."

:D