It's not what it's worth that counts, it's what you can get for it.
So true, like this guy who wants $30K for his sled mount on Ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-TOTAL ... 233fe601b6
On a good day you can by two registered Mg08s for that.
As for the early '34 buttstocks, there are likely some repros out there if you want to save some coins, but the prices will not recede on these German parts, at some point you have to dig deep and live with it. The days of seeing guys unwittingly selling '34 kits with the early buttstocks or 42 parts kits with slab-style charging handles for $500 (for the whole kit) sadly ended about 8 years ago.
“… corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, … until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
- Abraham Lincoln (Republican), Nov. 21, 1864