I found this old thread, probably should be moved over to the revolver forum.
I am intersted in brining it "Back to life" because I recently acquired one of these for a song at an estate sale. It take the "38 Short" as that was what was loaded in it when I got it.
It's pretty well worn and scratched. Thought it might be fun to target shoot with or hunt rabbits. I didn't know the ammo was so expensive! I tried to order some out of a catalog and it was more than 38 special!
Did I waste a few bucks? Any advice, research? I am well aware that millions of these things were made.