I was told no, the store could not sell this gun for that. The gunsmith claimed it had cost them more than that. According to him, they were losing money at the $1035 price.
I looked at him in amazement. I handed the gun back and advised him he should at least mark it up to what he paid so he could break even. God knows I wouldn't want his sense of charity to put him out of business.
Perhaps there will be another blogiversary gun soon.