Obviously boxes are necessary for NIB guns whether buying or selling, but how about for guns of a lesser condition? I just purchased a 1969 4" Python. It has quite a bit of holster wear, but no pitting and has a tight lockup. I purchased it as a pick-up gun and/or shooter, or I may see if I can trade it for a King Cobra somewhere if opportunity comes along. It does have what I believe to be the proper box and paperwork. To me it doesn't really matter, I'll put the box away and keep it in case I do ever sell or trade, but does it help the value any? I don't sell a lot, but I thought some of the more active traders might have an opinion, and I'm sure many others have similar guns.