Thanks for the post, kowk!
This is interesting. It's hard to say if it's that
Les Paul, but from the photos it certainly has the same marks of wear and tear, and two different knobs.
I guess it is in good hands with Hammett. Whoever spends his/her money on it would keep it safe. And Peter has said several times that he has no interst in it and don't want it back.
It is funny to "follow" that guitar's journey.