OK, for al you knowledgeable S&W folks, help me out...
I have a pre-27 Model 27 (if that makes sense!)
It is a five-screw, with a 5 inch barrel. It is NOT marked for the model number, but it does have the serial number, of course--V80XXX. (PM me for the rest of the number, if you have some research results.)
Here is my dilemma--it is about 80-85%, with a good amount of bluing wear. I want to send it back to Smith and Wesson for a good re-bluing. However, some of the people I have spoken to say that it's worth a LOT of money.
Can I send it back with a glad heart, or would doing so destroy the value of the revolver?
Hiding in plain sight...