I've been collecting C&R rifles for about ten years! Have a nice collection of Mosin's, Mausers, Enfields, etc...Now I am in process of culling my collection, selling off some of the old rifles and modernizing my collection. They have definitely gone up in value, as I paid almost nothing for some of my best pieces! I have disassembled them all, studied them, shot them and enjoyed the hell out of them. It was a fun and interesting hobby and I still love the old quality rifles! You guys have fun with your new collections! Good luck!