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Market for M44's and 91/40's

1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
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Market for M44's and 91/40's

#1 Post by Keiths » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:56 am

Is there much of a market for m44's and 91/30's, is the market pretty much saturated?

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#2 Post by INGarand » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:46 pm

Keiths,
I think the market for these fine rifles has slowed due to the decrease of available cheap surplus ammo. Of course the price also has increased. the day of the $39 dollar mosins is over. Too bad, these are fine rifles.

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#3 Post by Keiths » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks

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#4 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:48 pm

You can sell m44s for $175 all day long, now at $300 not too many takers. It seems most try to get $200 on common 91-30s at gun shows. And these have the huge billboard import mark. Not to many takers, but come down to $150 and you will sell off all you got. The ones lacking bill board import marks and have the mark on the barrel or very small on the receiver, with a sling and bayonet, or the original garbage kit still complete will sell for $200-225. And M91s still command a slightly higher price if the cleaning rod is present. Most of the newer crowd like the Tula stars or longer M91s with Imperial markings. The exsnipers and MO marked 91-30s also sell. But it is hard to figure a former $79 Mosin is up to around $200 at the shows. Prices are so high that none of the newer collectors are buying too much. So for my 2 cents, its that the prices are just too crazy high in the current market. Most just keep the cash in the pocket.
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#5 Post by Kling1022 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:29 pm

Yeah it really hurts since ammo dried up. I'm still finding spam cans around $100 locally but I have to search for them

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#6 Post by Kbaumgartner » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:24 pm

I have mostly been seeing surplus cans around me for 150. But been getting some new production ammo for 7.95 for a box of 20.

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#7 Post by Ihopdemon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 pm

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but once the sanctions on Russia were installed, the surplus stuff started drying up. Seems like none of the importers can get their hands on this stuff anymore. From my anecdotal experience, when the well runs dry, that's when the prices go up.
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Re: Market for M44's and 91/40's

#8 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm

INGarand wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Keiths,
I think the market for these fine rifles has slowed due to the decrease of available cheap surplus ammo. Of course the price also has increased. the day of the $39 dollar mosins is over. Too bad, these are fine rifles.
No more surplus 54r? I still have the spam cans I bought years ago. Arthritis. My shoulders won't take the heavy recoil anymore. Maybe I will take some to the gun show in Coffeyville. What is a reasonable price these days? I don't want to gouge but it would be nice to make a small profit on what I paid years ago.

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Re: Market for M44's and 91/40's

#9 Post by Ihopdemon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm

8thIDGrunt wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm
INGarand wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Keiths,
I think the market for these fine rifles has slowed due to the decrease of available cheap surplus ammo. Of course the price also has increased. the day of the $39 dollar mosins is over. Too bad, these are fine rifles.
No more surplus 54r? I still have the spam cans I bought years ago. Arthritis. My shoulders won't take the heavy recoil anymore. Maybe I will take some to the gun show in Coffeyville. What is a reasonable price these days? I don't want to gouge but it would be nice to make a small profit on what I paid years ago.
Check armslist, gunbot.net (search function that compiles ammo sales from across the internet) and gun-deals.com (also an ammo finder) to help you get a sense for current pricing.

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#10 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:09 am

Thanks, I will do that.

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Re: Market for M44's and 91/40's

#11 Post by echo1 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:28 pm

8thIDGrunt wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm
No more surplus 54r? I still have the spam cans I bought years ago. Arthritis. My shoulders won't take the heavy recoil anymore. Maybe I will take some to the gun show in Coffeyville. What is a reasonable price these days? I don't want to gouge but it would be nice to make a small profit on what I paid years ago.
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