I bought mine for $110 more than ten years ago. It has been a very long time since I've seen one for $125 to $175. I would buy every last one I encountered in that price range in my area. I think the price is worth it considering the general increase in firearms prices. Type 54's are no longer importable, and any other Tokarevs entering the country aren't any cheaper. That said, my Type 54 is my favorite handgun and the last I will part with. I also picked up a 9mm barrel, lighter weight recoil spring, and 9mm converted mags. It is accurate and reliable in both 7.62x25 and 9mm. Good buy imo.