I just looked at a round of G43 DUV 44 closed auctions and I guess I was mistaken, they are generally going between 3 and 3.5k as you said. Back about 6 months ago they did not seem to be going that high. I got mine on Gunbroker and the auction closed to me at $1,900 + $30 shipping. Mine is all original and 100% matching (sling is repro). Stock not sanded and all markings accounted for. Original finish is decent with some patina on barrel and barrel band, no pitting or rusting. I guess I got extremely lucky.