Pawn Shop Circuit: An Old S&W
Sadly, at some point in recent history an idiot had bobbed the hammer. The action was buttery smooth. Neil had it marked at $329. I was not prepared to pay that. I handed the gun back for several reasons. First, it wore a heavily polished rebluing job. All historical significance was tossed aside by the buffing wheel. Secondly, it was an obsolete caliber. Third, although complete and matching, someone had ruined this wheelgun with a hammer bobbing.
When I arrived home, I consulted The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson to see what I had held. It was a .455 Mark II Hand Ejector 2nd Model. In poor condition Supica listed it at $175, $225 in fair, and $260 in good condition. Handing it back was the right move.
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