Stalin's Ghost nailed it. I swear if I hear one more person tell me at a show that 54R and mosins dried up because of Obama I'm gonna crack! Obama had nothing to do with any of it, as all our cheap ammo and mosins all came from Ukraine and Bulgaria years ago. We haven't been able to import arms from russia in years!! ANy hope of getting anything from Ukraine again is hopeless as they are stuck in this civil war, and what they did have left has probably be used, or destroyed. Only thing we got recently from Russia was the short lived and over priced Molot rifles, and they were marked all up and called sporting guns.
The Russians are not dumb, if the US and Russia ever can agree to open up trade on arms (which I doubt) you will not be buying them cheap!!
RIP Kevin Carney 10/3/14
They'll always be a empty chair at the gunshows for you buddy.