Like I said earlier, its all what you know and what the customer knows. About 2 years ago, I passed on a pair of Flattop 44's with a custom belt and double holster rig that were nearly unfired for $1000. It sat in the store for about 6 months until someone offered $200 for the holster rig and he took it. Then the guns sold for $400 each within about a month. The other prime example is the Polish Eagle Radom I listed for sale here. $800. No takers for about a year in the store. A few monther here for $800 shipped. Lowered to $600in store and still no takers. Listed it on Gunbroker and sold for $2850.
I am not saying the guns are not worth 1K. I am just saying that most people don't know the difference, buying or selling. If I placed a BN-44L and an OM 4 5/8 45 on the shelf side by side and both were NIB, and I asked the regular price of $420 for the NM and say $650 for the OM, I'd sell at least 10 of the New Models before someone finally bought the OM. And while you are at it, offer a 44 mag Ruger along with your 45's and you might as well get ready to sit on the 45's about a year. Your area may be different.
Heck, I think Wyandot Jim's examples prove my point. If you are patient and know what you are looking for you can find one for $500 from an individual. If ya can't wait, someone who knows what they have will gladly sell you one in the $1K range.
I am not trying to bash the prices or pi$$ anyone off, but I know what I see them for. I paid $500 for my OM 45 convertable which was $50 less than full asking price. It was laying on the table at the gun show in Jackson MS for everyone to see and I am sure he was glad to move it. He had the same gun at the Southaven and Batesville shows and I tried to by it at those show as well, but he would not take $400 and I wouldn't go any higher. But, I kept reading here about how much people love them and .....