I'm sorry, maybe I'm wrong. Are we talking about the same gun I've got pictured above ?
What year Blue Book do you have that shows $500 ?
My Blue Book shows the 2nd issue Full shroud as being only $395 in 100% and $275 in 95%. I think my BB is only 1 year old.
Which is actually pretty much in line with the real world pricing that I'm finding.
I just passed on another one at a December show. It was Mint unfired (no box) 2nd issue Cobra and it was a FFL/Dealer selling it. He had a tag of $365 and said he could give it to me for $325 out the door.
Hope that helps, check your BB again let me know if yours has a different price.
Yes, same gun. I've got the 05' BB and it has 2nd issue full-shroud at the prices I mentioned. Big jump in a year. Guess actual prices haven't quite caught up. Thanks again for the useful info /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif