Great advice on the blue book and my thoughts are confirmed on the art vs science of values. Not a problem though as I am enjoying meeting and discussing guns with all kinds of very interesting people, and learning (really important) something new every time I engage in the topic. As someone said about searching for a classic American gun, 'Harden your heart, but not too much'. My first classic will come along, hopefully an L C Smith that meets my desires. Thanks guys.