BigBoy99, SMLE's go for 150-400 depending on country of origin, volleysights, and date. I know that No.4 Mk. I's can still be had for less than $100 in decent shape if you look hard enough. My grandfather once told me that a WWII vet sold a first model FG 42 for $250. In 1954. I asked why he didn't buy it, and he said he didn't want something "so goofy-lookin'", and didn't want to spend the huge sum of $250!!!
"The Germans made an excellent hunting rifle, and the Americans made an excellent target rifle, but the British made an excellent battle rifle."--Unknown, dating from the first World War.