Nice pre-Model 10/pre-Victory/pre-square butt/pre-five screw, Jeff.
I've been looking for a Model of 1899 to join my collection (that's right, I collect Smith & Wesson revolvers, 22 of them at this point) for years now.
It seems that every time I find one I'm minutes late and someone else is buying it.
Last one was a fairly pristine 6" in .38 Long Colt with a high three-digit serial number for under $1k.
That one hurt.