KY Jon: Mista' Buck would have been proud of you. It sounds like you got a fine gun at a great price. As you stated, you paid the seller's asking price with no negotiating. The seller was at least somewhat knowledgeable about guns and he was re-selling it at a profit. That's a level playing field if I ever heard of one. Methinks the naysayers e-mails smite of sour grapes (like they wouldn't have bought it had it been offered to them). Congratulations, messages like that keep us all looking.
A quick story on point: Many, many years ago an old friend and gunsmith, Vanderbilt Kirkland, brought out a mint Parker Trojan 20 and offered it to me for $850.00. Smart me I said: "How about $750.00 cash?" He quietly said: "No, it's $1,000.00" I bought it for $1,000.00. He told me and the moral of this story is: "When someone offers you something that you really want and at a very, very fair price, BUY IT!"
Best Regards, George