A 33/40 action just sold on GB for $140.00??? Wow, I must be getting old..................$500 seems to be the going rate for a complete action (TG, FP, bolt, receiver, small parts) these days. Gunsmiths would be the most likely buyers as at that price the cost of the rest of the parts and restoration will exceed the value of the restored 33/40 for a collector.
there are how many hundreds of thousands of modern light modern commercial actions on the market and these rare collectable carbines get butchered so somebody can get a custom rifle that weighs 8 ounces less than some other rifle. They of course will sit on the shelf unaltered. i rarely rave about bubbaes work, but vz-33's
no no no!
to the credit of one collector here in alaska, he has redeemed 2 33/40's actions by scrounging and scrounging.