My dad has one. He's hardly shot it, and it is in excellent condition. Maybe he'll let me take it to the range, one day. I'll need to ask him.
I would have given the guy $600...Here's something that's going to make you cry. I recently saw a mint condition 6" Python at my LGS that the shop had just bought from a guy looking to sell off his guns.
It really was in awesome condition and still had the original box and papers. I have no doubt in my mind that that snake boarded a plane for the US the very next day.
So what's the point? The shop bought it for less than 500 USD!!!