im a "newbie" to Sakos and this site but far from a newbie on guns and values of used items in general. this website asks to make an initial post when being new. so I did so and in it asked what a value may be. Just asking out of curiosity, not expecting to hold anybody to anything. its not that bid a deal. places like this, not everyone is going to be an expert on a narrow field. common questions are going to be asked. regular members and people deeply focused in a particular interest are going to hear what they believe to be basic questions. being frustrated by that is a little silly and not very welcoming. I appreciate anyone who has any opinions to share about my Sakos. I'll follow Reagan's advice and "trust, but verify". glad this forum exists, thanks to all that put time into it!