I think that I may have stumbled across what I'm hoping is a "deal" for a classic carry revolver. I stopped by a local Pawn Shop that I frequent and they had a nice little S&W Model 40 .38 for $399. It's used and not one of the new "factory classics". I don't have the serial number yet so I don't know what year it was produced in. Before I go on, let's me say this, I either go for both modern or classic when adding firearms to my collection. Also, I am looking for a "summer" and pocket gun to augment my current carry pistol, a Glock 33, 357 Sig. I'm a skinny 5'9" and need something small as my lack of "bulk" makes it hard to conceal some handguns. Pocket carry is also something that has gotten me interested in a revolver of this type.
Is the $399 asking price too much? It looks like it is in NRA Good Condition (but I am not experienced in grading gun condition), 90-95% blue so it hasn't been an everyday carry gun. Looks like it could have been a "nightstand gun". The bore is clean and un-pitted, no rust but the cylinder release sticks bad making it hard to release. I'll have to have a gunsmith look at it, probably gummed up.
Thanks for any help!