Yes, I have actually handled the revolver. It is a Detective Special. The person that owns it now had it parkerized due to some surface rusting.
And, yes...I think my answer is beginning to gel...I may be adopting the Colt.
"My plea is that we stop seeking out the storm and enjoy more fully sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we accentuate the positive. I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort." Gordon B. Hinckley