I had one and sold it for about $1,000.00 but in was like new in the original box. Having the original box is a plus, so I would allow for a small deduction for not having it. Scratches can also bring down the value, depending on how bad and where it is located. You stated the scratch is near the hammer. If it's an idiot mark, that may hurt resale. Most 1911 shooters will not buy a 1911 with an idiot mark (not all, but most). Gun broker has one one listed for a little over a $1,000.00 new. They are a great 1911 and extremely accurate and somewhat hard to find.