So talking about Mosins, I saw Empire Arms has M91/30 round receiver, refurb, nice condition for about $320. Is it an OK price? I have zero knowledge on M91/30.
While that isnít a killer deal for a refurbished round receiver M91/30, it is a reasonable price these days.
It's crazy how the market has corrected itself to make Cabela's prices of two years ago the new normal...
They had to pay their "expert" arms appraiser somehow.
Yeah, it's crazy how quickly M91/30 prices have risen. I've still lucked out at auctions and a pawn shop find last year, but the "retail" price is now $300-450 depending on location and round/"hex" receiver. Hard to believe they were $99 from SOG as recently as Christmas six years ago.
Of course, the Cabela's prices of two years ago were still worse than this. Their offerings were the rusted and pitted Ukrainian crap that came out of the crates that had, ahem, lost their integrity (accumulated snow melt inside). They hot blued their rusted trash and listed them for $400-450 (I saw a few at the Yakima Cabela's Outpost store and heard quite a few reports on the internet).
Dennis states his $319 M91/30s have "Excellent-PLUS arsenal refinished condition, with 99% or better bluing on all metal parts and mirror-bright bores" and I would assume he's correct.