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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?
 

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They started creeping past 1000$ regularly a couple years ago and those with attractive stocks, like the one Dennis just sold, bring a premium. The Finnish Mosin market as a whole is shooting up as demonstrated by the 3 M27's he sold at the same time which all sold quickly as well for prices that surprised me a bit but probably shouldn't have.
 

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There are a lot fewer 28/30's than 1903, 1903A3, and others. They also have an interesting history, and many shoot quite well with the right bullet/load. As others have said, I think the 28/30 will be more expensive in 5 years.
 

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M28/30 were undervalued in the past in my opinion.
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.
 

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I got lucky with my 1940 M28-30 when the lgs thought it was an M-39. The way things are going, it won't be long before the M39s start flirting with the 1K mark. Actually my only 1K Mosin was from Empire Arms. It is a 1940 VKT M39. I imagine there will be other M28-30s going even higher.
 

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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.
 

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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.
The Finn's did a by type inventory of rifles on hand in 1951.
M27: 74,500 produced...26,700 on hand in 1951
M28: 35,000 produced...16,700 on hand in 1951
M28/20: 40,000 produced...22,000 on hand in 1951
M39:108,300 produced(wartime).... 78,000 on hand in 1951....roughly 16,500 M39's made post war, Tikka, B Barrel, late date, etc.

As you can see losses were heavy, the M28 does appear to be the rarest variant by surviving examples in 1951 but some more specific variants of all models may be quite a bit rarer than the surviving numbers indicate. Also keep in mind that all of these models soldiered on as drill and marksmanship training rifles for Finnish Army conscripts well into the late 70's and early 80's so many probably wore out and were scrapped prior to these models being removed from service and sold off as surplus by the Finnish Army.
 
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