:) Have often wondered myself. I was noticing Northern had one the were touting as a gunsmith lathe. Free shipping = no surprise.
When you start getting into the long beds for the 30" barrels they jack the price. The smaller models have no or to small of a spindle bore to be of use.
My next problem would be the garage floor. Mine is not very good with the cold weather heaving and I would have to brake up a spot and re-pour a thicker slab that would not crack and twist.