Yes, it was. I had given up hope of finding a NIB one again. I had one, made in '96, that I bought new in '06. My dealer got it in from a distributer that sent it with a Ruger order they placed (buy so many, get one free type of deal). Don't know where it had been laying around but it was also NIB, like the above one. Only thing off was both were shipped with two 15rd. mags and not 10rd. mags like the date of manufacture denotes they should have had. Which leads me to believe they were at the factory seating around and someone decided to offload them and placed current legal mags with them on the way out the door. This new one must have been like it, only made in '95.
When I opened the box at the dealer I thought, "OK, looks slightly used, but not bad", closed it up and took it home. Later that evening I got it out and field stripped it to clean when I noticed all the factory grease inside just like my other one. The "spots" in the finish described in the auction were nothing more than dried grease spots, which cleaned off no problem. Needless to say my jaw dropped when I realized it was unfired and spotless. Finally....this squirrel got a nut!