There's a fairly strong interest in Martini's, Sniders, SMLE's, lever actions in 32/20 etc here in Australia. Blackpowder stuff has a reasonably strong following as well.
There hasn't been improvement in the practical functionally of a bolt action rifle since the invention of the Mauser in 1898. The extra value of older rifles is that, many times, they have a history. For some folks that is no value at all. I just wonder if 125 years from now, someone will be lovingly cleaning and carefully storing, a plastic rifle. Who know, they may be.Why do you think older guns are valuable and coveted right now? Aside from over pricing, how much better are older guns than their newer counterparts?
A bunch I'd bet. The vast majority of gun buyer's are cheap bastard's!The Sako was scored at about half market value (rifle alone), and it sat a while. Bore was full of dust. Scope was fogged.
I dunno how many Ruger American and Savage Axis rifles they sold ahead of it LOL