Both are plentiful online and in LGS. IMO both are great rifles to learn about cleaning, maintenance and operation as they are inexpensive (relatively) and easy to tear down. Lots of videos online from degreasing to upgrading. Just know that you are buying military surplus firearms and the won’t be perfect or SubMOA shooters. Plus they’re a blast to take to range.
i got mine for a buck fiddy with some free ammo too .. at the time 300 were either hex or sniper versions i got mine in 2014 .. was 179 at the LGS .. no tool kit and sling stuff just the rifle
150 and toss in some ammo .. yep .. sold
i want the short Mosin now i think it's the 44 .. but not paying the high price for the thousands
that were made ..
i think it was the obummer import ban that made the prices go way the FK up ..