Wrong serial #
Thanks for all of the good responses. I live in an area where there is a 10 day waiting period, and that has expired so I just picked up the gun. It does have a letter before the serial # which is an L. I think that makes it of 1951 vintage. It is as new in the original box, with the original paperwork, and has never been fired. It is in pristine condition with no marks at all on the blueing. I would think in its condition it is worth a good amount.
Thanks - Emmett