September 25, 2000, 01:19 PM
Earlier this year I puchased a "pre-ban" S&W model 571 at an auction. It is in .41 magnum with a 4" barrel and bright nickel finish. I am pretty sure it is an older model because the topstrap isn't pre-drilled for scope mounts. I have looked in the Smith catalog at the bookstore and I could not locate this particular model. The book listed all of the discontinued models and special editions, could not find it anywhere. I am wondering if it has any collector value, it is in very good shape.