I may be very wrong here, but I have to say that the majority of the "snipers" you see at that price are not genuine snipers but regular 91/30s that have had the bolt bent and scope mount/scope added. $400 is about the going price for them, and genuine, original, for-sure snipers go for twice that and on up. The problem is documenting a real one. These rifles have been so rebuilt, renumbered, refinished, parts-swapped, modified, etc., etc. through the decades that a genuine sniper is very rare. That said, though, the "fake" snipers can be very nice shooters -- they're just rarely what they claim to be.