View Full Version : Need Some Price Info - Surplus Rifles
April 27, 2012, 05:46 PM
Hi all, trying to complete my modest little collection of military rifles and need to know the going price in VG to VG+ condition for the following rifles:
1) Italian M91/38
2) Type 38 Arisaka
3) SMLE Mk III
Looking for good shooters, nothing collector grade.
Thanks so much!
April 27, 2012, 08:42 PM
Most of what you want should run between $200 - $300 for good shooters. IMHO, I see more bargains on the surps at gunshows than I do on GunBroker et al, but there are exceptions. I have found some great deals on GB. However at a gun show, you get to check the bore if you want a shooter.
Of course in your quest, you will find sellers that want a ridiculously high prices for their common variety milsurp. There was a plain jane type 38 on GB for $4000! The highest bid for the 38 was $100. I also saw a common Carcano for $1000 on another guns for sale site.
April 27, 2012, 09:01 PM
just out of curiosity, are you looking for an SMLE because you are filling out a collection of enfields or are you just looking to ad an enfield to your collection of milsurps? if the latter is the case I would recommend a NO4 MK1* over a SMLE MKIII simply because they are a simplified design and have a stronger action. that's just my suggestion.
to answer your question though, all of these can be had for around 200-300 dollars+shipping and FFL.
April 29, 2012, 12:26 PM
Greetings with all due respect, there is no way you can just pick either a SMLE MK III or a IV.. You will have to have both. (do not lie to yourself you will need both)
You will be watching a documentary on WW I and you will want to take the MK III out.. On the other hand you will be watching a "bridge to far" and you will need to shoot the Mk IV
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