You shouldn't be. Of the last 4 that sold on GB, two of them went for $3.5K, the one with an original non-numbered box/spare mag/manual for $3750 and the other one which had considerable finish wear, wood grips and a non-standard rear sight (there are Short Rails that were factory built with rear sights, a couple different varieties, this just wasn't one of them) went for $2750. Which, when you think about a CZ Custom Shop Reproduction going for $2400 is completely understandable, since it's not an original Short Rail. A reproduction will never be anything but that.
This one was not quite mint. It had a spot of wear to the blueing at the heel of the back strap, (more of a rub mark I think since there was no other wear to the blueing on the back or front strap which was flawless) a small scratch above the slide release, some edge wear at the front left of the slide and a tiny speck about an inch back of that on the top edge, all of this visible in the pics. Still very nice though and not easy to find any better, after 40 years even the best of them has picked up a flaw of some kind.
☹️No drama tonight....not even close to the ending time; no last second counter bid. All you need is one minimum bidder. Congrats on the sale, bobofthedesert.
Thank you Sir.
Save your pennies guys, Short Rails are like land, the original manufacturer isn't making any more of them.....and there's just something special about that gun. Ask anyone who owns one.