If the numbers matched I don't think $465 would be a terrible deal. If I found a nice M59 at that price with matching numbers I would probably give it serious thought. If I were buying a non matching gun at a show or dealer, I'd try to get the guy to come down $50-75. The only SKS I'm looking for right now is a decently priced Russian or an East German (may never find one of those) so I'd probably hold out for one of those instead but I'd have to at least consider the M59. You'll love the SKS they're a lot of fun to shoot and mine shoots pretty well 3-4" groups at 100 yds which with Iron sights is about the best I can hope for.