November 22nd, 2016, 05:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Twin Cities, MN
I have several 91/30s, couple of M44s and a couple of Finn M39s. For the 91/30s, never paid more than $90 out the door, and I still thought I was paying too much. While fun to shoot, would never want to trust my life with one.
One of the M44s I have is quite accurate, and they are even more fun to shoot.
Same with my Finns... quite accurate. One of them is a "B" barrel, and looks unissued.
Now, $400 per rifle? That just leaves one scratching their head. But, supply has dried up, so as long as the demand is there. But again, cheap surplus ammo has dried up as well, so one wonders what is driving the demand (it ain't the fine workmanship of the rifles, which all appear to have been made either on a Monday or Friday when Ivan was either hung over or drinking on the job).
If there ever comes a time again when the country is flooded with these rifles, I'm sure price will once again go down.