I'm a little confused...you (Jim) posted a response to my post by "quoting" my serial number as 8k325xx in your second response to me, saying the model year was 1975. My serial number is 8K363xx, which you also said was 1975 in your first post. Was this just a typo or maybe you misquoted someone else's number?
And regarding the nickel plating...if it was refinished from blue to nickel would there by any sign of the blue left, anywhere on the gun? Under the grip or in the cylinder housing anywhere? Just curious...and thank you for your responses!