Scrap the gun shows. Those types are sky high on pricing. In michigan I went to dunhams sports store and hand picked my cosmoline hex receiver, (1933 ishvisk) with all the accessories, tools and a bayonet for a whopping $100 out the door. Rifle is matching numbers except bayonet which is normal. I would go big name store and hand pick. This was back in October. Edited to say I didn't read your post thoroughly enough to notice you looking for a short rifle. Same logic should apply. Good luck
Last edited by Pezo; January 2, 2013 at 08:45 PM.