I purchased a never fired mint condition 3" model 13-4 and it came into my FFL and I picked it up yesterday. I have purchased several nice S&W revolvers and quickly sold them because they were "too nice to carry". When this opportunity came up I jumped and decided this would be my carry piece. When the gun came it its obvious its never been fired and rarely had the cylinder been cycled. I was tempted to quickly relist it for sale and make a fair profit. I knew the best thing for me to do was to quickly shoot it. I tried to view it as liberating it rather than violating it. I quickly went to the range with the only ammo I had available which was a box of wwb 130 gr fmj. at 7-10 yards all rounds printed a few inches low. I had two cylinders of 158 LSWCHP and it put them dead aim. I know this gun is the one. I knew the first time I pulled the trigger I had devalued it but I also realized it was worth it. I also have a 4" model 13-1 which shoots the same but the inch of barrel makes more of a difference in carry than I thought.
Ok my questions are about what year was this gun made s/n BKP9202 and if I am going to carry a beautiful blued K frame in South Ga heat and humidity what do I do to protect the finish? I didnt know if I should apply a few good coats of a car wax or if I should just wipe down with Rem oil a few times a week.