a mauser, enfield or especially a mosin 91/30 at current prices would be my first choice for a milsurp, but for the experienced gun crank that likes a bargain, m95's are worthwhile.
i have two; they're neat little guns. a 205-225 gr cast, gas-checked bullets over 17 gr of alliant 2400 for 1800 fps is accurate and easy on the shoulder. clips are need for them to be shot as repeaters.
for sure, they are only going up in price.
ignorance is fixable, stupidity is forever...