Modern rifles prices will come down when the supply exceeds the demand. I have already seen the supply of black rifles return to normal in my area and there are a heck of a lot of buyers that are flush with guns and paying for their panic buys on credit cards that are also flush. I expect to see a lot of black guns hitting the secondary market after folks relax a bit. The AK I sold in Feb. for $800.00 can probably be bought today for $500.00.
World War I and World war II guns are different. There are no more being made and they are being destroyed by Bubba every day. The supply will always shrink. Collector interest will blossom as the 100th anniversary of WWI approaches and again when the 100th of WWII.
In my adult life I have seen barrels full of Mausers selling for $20.00 each. The $79.00 model 91/30 Mosin-Nagants of three years ago are selling for $150.00 plus. I bought a NIB Norinco SKS for $65.00 in the late 90s. (I wish I still had it) Finn rifles that sold for $75.00 ten years ago are now going for $400.00 plus......
Even with all that, today will be the "good old days
" of Surplus rifles in a very few years. Save your SOG flyers to weep over in ten years.