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While I think the gun is a wonderful piece, and I think you are very fortunate to have acquired it, the most important thing about the whole ordeal is the fact that you did the man an honest service. You told him a fair price for his piece whilst the shop owner had no desire for anything collectable. All he saw was some dollar signs, knowing full well he would have put a sticker on it for over a grand, or maybe he was a collector but playing his hand poorly. Either way, you deserved the opportunity much more than the shop owner.

I'd say that you did the honorable thing by not offering a price, but offering selfless advice, and making sure that no one in the family wanted it first, I'd say thats honorable in itself. The gentleman obviously thought so too, and rewarded you for it.

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