I bought this through my LGS back in February. Had a Diamondback on my wish list for a long time. Hadn't really researched as much as I should have until just recently on this site. Now I'm thinking this may not be the original box and am looking for the experts here to weigh in. If it's not it will be just slightly disappointing as its the gun that really matters. I did pay a good bit over book at just under $2k but like I said I'd been wanting one for a while and this one showed up right in front of me where I could handle and inspect it. Gun is spectacular in condition.