Plain rifle. A shooter, not a collector's gun. same reason that a Mossberg bolt action shotgun goes for about $75, and I have bought High Standard flight King Pump shotguns for under $100. Collectors are chasing Winchesters, Remingtons and other names. They may have fancier wood, a machined trigger guard- but your rifle will still drop a buck where he stands. Yours is a rifle made for the working man- the farmer, the mechanic, the guy with callouses. Solid, reliable, accurate- but not fancy.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.