I would purchase a few of FBG "original" NOS "I just happened upon a truckload that had sat unused for 40 years" boxes, manuals, hang tags and plastic bags and eat expense just to get more positive physical proof BUT he reads this forum and he obviously has my screen name written down somewhere as "This guy KNOWS I SELL REPRODUCTION STUFF do not do business with". My screen name is the same for all my forums and auctions so I can't hide and it's too difficult to re-establish credibility as a new user if I changed all my data. He's seen my comments and a few years ago I even emailed his GB account to ask a question about an item I knew was reproduction and he danced around the answer more fleet footed than Fred Astaire. His time will come and with all due respect to John's opinion "that everyone knows what they're getting from him"(maybe paraphrased), I disagree. Two forum members just admitted to "letting the deal slide" because the FBG tippy toed and sent some extra money for their "inconvenience" (read he got caught red handed and bare butted). In closing, with his volume of sales I actually believe a lot of his customers aren't as well informed as John thinks they may be and the feedback is empirical data that has been skewed by returns and buy backs to avoid negative feedback as demonstrated in the past responses on this thread alone. I don't believe in coincidence on this scale. Maybe I'm a pessimist because this guy is slick tongued like a snake oil salesman. The preceding is my opinion, I take full responsibility for it's content.
P.S. If I wanted handgun storage boxes I would buy the plain ones offered through Midway at 7.99 and even pop for the treated paper to wrap the revolver in. Then I'd get a Sharpie and write the contents down on the end of the box.