I'm not much on general trends concerning firearm prices and don't go to many shows so wondered if anyone could enlighten me ragarding Savage 340 bolt action prices. Came across a bolt carbine variant with an 18.5" barrel in .30-30 that I'm interested in picking up. I've seen lots of the old Savage bolt rifles but this is the first carbine I've seen in my travels. I know these guns don't have much in the way of collector interest but I really liked it's handling qualities and I was thinking that with a peep sight installation, it would be a great little timber gun. Quick, light and stout. $300 is the asking price and it seems many pick these things up for much less so I'm wondering if i'd be getting mugged at this price? In poking around online, I came up on an article that indicated the carbine version was offered in 1962 and dropped two years later. Would this add to it's price or should it be had for the same price as any other 340? Thanks!