Last weekend (May 22-23), a guy was selling two M38s from an estate. He wanted $300 for one and $375 for another. Both were 1942 rifles in good shape and had good finish and wood. The $300 rifle had only one part of the bolt electropenciled, had matching rear sight, and the barrel was not threaded. Maybe the electropecil is what discouraged people from buying them. But heck for less than $400, they were the best looking M38s I have ever seen at a gunshow. I bought the $300 rifle on Saturday and went back and bought the other M38 for $340 on Sunday.