My friend won this at an auction during a Friends of NRA dinner for $3100. He offered to sell it to me for the same price, still in the box, as he knew how much I wanted one. and would make a part of my family heirloom to give to my kids. Of course I would take it to the range a number of times. Unfortunately I still cannot afford it at that cost but he said he will keep it, in the box, until I’m ready with the money. According to the NRA rep at the dinner, there are only 1000 of these NRA special edition Winchester 1873 (357/38S caliber) made. Would you buy this if it was offered to you at $3100? Regular price without the engraving and special Gold inlays (if you can get one) is at $1500 I think.