Jaywalker, I don't think anyone could say it better than what you just did. Your sentiments mirror mine exactly and for all the same reasons. I have a 1968 Colt Cobra in like-new condition that I carry concealed on occasion. I shoot only "regular" .38 Special ammunition through it and then only occasionally. If it should require gun-smithing attention some day in the future, well, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Until then, I'm not losing any sleep over this unlikely prospect.
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