Well, I paid more than I should have. Went against all my principals, but it's one I had to have. It has two defects making it more 97-98% in my opinion, but it is definitely unfired. A small spot above the "3" in the .357 roll mark. And the drill spot on the cylinder notch (pic 4) is obviously a manufacturing defect. Looks like someone had the drill bit just a little off center. Colt was pretty much on top of their quality game around this time of manufacture, and I have to wonder if this one was thrown in with the lot at maybe no charge or lesser cost because of the defects. Whatever the case may be, I just couldn't pass it up because, frankly, I NEVER see these. This is the first one to come along in any kind of half decent shape, and I had to have it. Forget the price. Just let me know what you think of the pistol.