I stopped at a local pawn shop today and they had a S&W model 36 snubbie there for $379. I looked the gun over and it is 100% I could find no wear marks or powder residue anywhere and the gun appears to be unfired.
After a little friendly bartering I walked out with the gun for $325 out the door and now the wife is giving me the evil eye again. I tried to explain that this was only the fifth gun since Christmas but she wasn't buying it. Oh well!