Before all the hoopla begun to happen, I was at one of the gunshows in Vallejo last year and the 91/30's were going for about $139 and the hex ones were going for about $20 more. They were all in a crate.
I went last Sunday and no crowds, which was good. I saw some at a vendor on the table and the 91/30's were going for $280 and the M44's for $260 from him. I was told too, if you like a loud bang and a flame going out the muzzle then get the M44. I dont care for that personally. So I will look around for a good 91/30 at a decent price. I was told too, that the ammo is still pretty cheap.