One of the best firearms values on the market today is the Chinese Mosin-Nagant known as the T-53 (type 1953) They can still be bought for under $120.00 shipped.
Most of these were heavily used, and the trick is to get one with a bore that is not shot-out. I have bought about ten of them, and two were smooth-bores. I bought the most of them for $80.00 or so a couple of years ago. The smooth bores parted out for over $125.00 so there were no losses on them either.
A few weeks ago, I bought a grab-bag (no hand select) T-53 from one of the large dealers, online. It turned out to have an outstanding bore, was all matching, and the wood was not beat to hell...The only thing missing was the cleaning rod. This rifle was offered at $99.00 with free shipping. I should have bought a dozen.
Century arms has them now, dirt cheap, if you have a C&R. My advice is "don't miss out."