If the gun has scallops for scope rings, then it is almost certainly not in factory configuration (though it does sound as though it was nicely done). If you can get it at a good price, I see no reason why it wouldn't make a good shooter, but I wouldn't pay a premium for it over another SRH.
Smith, and Wesson, and Me. -H. Callahan
Well waddaya know, one buwwet weft! -E. Fudd
All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. -J. Caesar