I got mine 3 years ago at a gun show for $80... fresh from the crate. Since then I've re-finished the stock (nothing fancy. Just a light sanding & several layers of linseed oil rub) and put on an aftermarket recoil pad (recommended). She's a lot of fun at the range and I've even taken her on a pig hunt (but unfortunately it wasn't my day and came home empty handed. Oh well... ). Speaking for myself, it has proven to be a reliable shooter and VERY accurate within 200-250 yards. Farther takes more concentration, skill & luck.
Pros; An affordable piece with plenty of ammo still available and plenty of aftermarket parts for tweeking... Cons; Kicks like a mule!! Action can be hard and throws the spent shells into the next county when cycling (take that into consideration if someone is close
) and some light smithing is required for the bolt to mount a proper scope... But overall I love my WW2 Red Army rifle.