I came across a 2 1/2 inch Python at a small gunshop, s/n 540xx which has a DOB of 1958 I believe. I estimate that it's in 95 - 98% condition. The previous owner, however, had scribed his initials on the butt and inside the frame above the trigger. The store owner wants $800 for it. I'd like to hear any comments and opinions on its value and what it would take to get it back into somewhat original condition. Am looking to use it as an occasional shooter, but do not want to pay $800 for it. Thank you.