You also need to check on a regular basis LGS, Pawnshops, etc.
I bought my 4" blued 2 years ago for $800.00. It's about 95%, no papers or box. I purchased it for a shooter. Shortly after I purchased it, I was in a LGS that had a 6" blued - no papers or box but about 95% as well. They had $800.00 on it. I waffled and then went back the next day to buy it - it was gone. They are out there . . . you just have to be patient, keep looking and don't waffle if you find one that is priced right and meets your criteria.
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63