nice 28/30s are breaking $1k yes. IMO $1450 was steep but it will probably look like a great price 5 years from now!I see that Empire Arms just sold a Finn 28/30 for $1,450. It is a very nice rifle but are 28/30s regularly breaking $1k now? Are 28/30s now up to the price level of run of the mill garands, carbines, 1903 and 1903A3s?
When I first got into Mosin collecting years ago and found Gunboards it was often discussed how all Finnish designed Mosin models were seriously undervalued against the rather low production numbers compared to other nations rifles of the same period. The fact that the first Mosin's most collectors were exposed too were the cheap Russian refurbs began a stigma that tended to paint all Mosin's as cheap rifles no matter what their origin was. Many of of us took advantage of that stigma to find some really good deals but it appears those days are over for the most part. I'm certainly glad I took advantage of those times because I couldn't afford the collection I have now at today's prices.M28/30 were undervalued in the past in my opinion.
The Finn's did a by type inventory of rifles on hand in 1951.In general terms, what is the ranking in value in regards to 27, 28, 28/30 and 39s. If they were of relatively same decent quality... bolt and receiver matching.
I see very few regular 28s kicking around to compare to it seems, but I’m new to this knowledge base.