It has an unbelievably smooth action. Its not as quite a silky as my 686s, but I've had them worked on. If this is an out-of-the-box action it is truly amazing. The trade was with the original owner and I know he didn't have the gun worked on and I certainly haven't.
Not sure why I've let it languish for so long. While I appreciate your kind and generous offer (what'd you have in mind - bout $350), I 'spect I'll hang on to it and start shooting it. To be honest it was S&W's reintroducing it that got me interested again.
I'm going to the range in the AM and I think I'll take it along.
"I'm your huckleberry."