A co-worker's father-in-law is too old to shoot and had bougt guns and babied them for years as an investment. The co-worker came to me with the guns to evaluate and help her sell for him. He wanted back what he paid for them. I just can't rob him so i sat down to see what he has and value them - after all they were his investment. First one, a mid 1970s 4" blued Python literally almost new in the box. He expected about $300.
I admit to being ever so briefly tempted to fork it over on the spot, but no, my co-worker trusted me to help so I started the Blue Book and searching the gun sites to find that they sell for $2,000 in that condition.
He has about 20 guns, most everything is good quality, so I may get something, but that Python is sa-weet! Wish I had $2k just laying around.