HI Jay, make me feel old remembering those kind of prices. When the Law changed here banning live semi auto rifles, I had the choice of having it completely destroyed or having it de-activated. I chose the latter option and it really annoyed me at the time. Cost £30 to have it cut. I later sold it for £250. It was Springfield made and numbered around 1,185,000. Barrel was replaced in '52. Now they are around £1000. They can only be held as deacts here.