A while back we found an lovely JC Higgins Model 20 twelve-gauge at Pintos for the ridiculous price of $100, and Linda put it on layaway as my Christmas present. We were picking it up last saturday and I spotted a S&W I-Frame revolver in .32 Long in the case. It was awfully rough, but I had a look anyway. However rough the cosmetics it was mechanically fine, and the price? $125. Shut up and take my money! I wound up with a second, unintended Christmas present. After a thorough cleaning I discovered that the bore was a bit rough but within limits... except for the last inch at the muzzle. I'll shoot it as-is, but if it's key-holing shots I'll cut away the bad section and remount the sight. Yesterday afternoon I decided to refinish the gun. I detail-stripped it, cleaning a century of gunk out of the mechanism in the process. After some careful polishing, sanding and reblueing I reassembled the gun. The already nice trigger is now excellent, and the gun looks great! No one would mistake it for a new gun, but that was never the point... preservation and cosmetics was the goal. Here's a pic of the results: So for $125 and a bit of TLC I have an excellent little historic shooter. Great Christmas present!