There is a six shot one on Gunbroker now for $3095.00!!!!!!!! with 4 hours left and no bids. I think he is just dreaming on that one to see if someone is stupid enough to pay that. If you want to put an original site back on, you would need to figure in the cost of that. I'm not sure of the value of a Bushnell red dot (I would have no need of it). You don't see many of the longer barreled 617's come up for sale. Also, the original pre lock 617's are drying up fast. If the gun is in excellent condition and I told the seller he could keep the red dot, I would probably offer on the low side $900 and if I really had to have it, up to $1200.00. Others will probably disagree, but this is just my opinion. Good luck.