A local dealer has a consignment gun...serial # KO9738. It has with it a beat up styrofoam box with the faux-wood grain cardboard sleeve. Looks like the cylinder has been turned but the gun is 98-99% and lettering is sharp with wood also 98-99%. Would like to get an idea what year the Python was manufactured, and a realistic range of values. I do not see the 8" version of the Python very often, and do not know in total about how many were made. I live in the northern Indiana area. No paperwork with the box as far as I know. I handled the gun; it looks genuine to me.