Considering I can get mk1 or mk3 SMLEs (usually refurbished furniture tho) for around the same price as a 91/30 or m44, and half the price of Finnish, I would say that's a good bet.
.303 isn't easier to find, but I don't think it's dried up as bad as the mosin surplus ammo.
I've seen loads of Savage, CZ, Rugers, and even a few Remingtons go for the $300 range used as well.
All of those will actually be modern.
The excuse for a Mosin is fast running out. When they were $120 still in cosmoline, sure. But they're getting into the $300 range now, which is just fucking stupid for something like a m44
>But they're getting into the $300 range now
they're not. please stop saying this shit. last week you retards that saw one bubba overpricing his shit said $250.
they're still $150-200 guns, sometimes even less.
I never said .303 was cheaper or easier to find. I'm saying it has been stable in availability and price, whereas Russian milsurp has been slowly getting more uncommon.
Either way, the rifles themselves are similar price.
gee willikers, that sure was hard. literally the first fucking shop I checked.
you can find them for even less on armslist
>still 150-200 dollar guns
You say that like its good. They were 79 bucks when I got mine and it still was only worth it to pad the collection a bit. At 200 you might as well save up and get one of the good boltguns from ww2 unless you have a hardon for Russian shit
Basically every single new production rifle these days is better in accuracy, ease of use, customization and parts availability. Also they are as cheap if not cheaper.
The Mosin supply dried up long ago. Gone are the days when you could buy a sealed crate of rifles for 900$. These days people sell used mosins in shitty condition for hundreds of dollars.
Today you can get a brand new scoped bolt actio. Rifle for the same price as a used Mosin that is missing all its kit.
The only reason to buy a Mosin these days is because you want one for the history or novelty.