I never did make it to the range. Other things just kept getting in the way. One day after another kept passing and the next thing I know there's a gun show in town! So I packed her up in the original box with the two keys & manual and headed out. Several folks were interested, both dealers and individuals, but they wanted to give me about 1/2 of what I had in it . I had started thinking about placing an add in a local "niche" paper.
I have a thing for Dan Wesson firearms. Can't really afford their 1911's but I do have one of their old revolvers and love it. I spotted another at the show which is a bit unusual because you just don't see them very often. I stopped to talk with the dealer and was checking it out. Not really what I went to look for, but...
It is a blued .357 Magnum and included 2 barrels (2" & 6"), 3 grips, a barrel tool, shim and the original Dan Wesson naugahide soft pack which had absolutely no holes or tears (very unusual for a 25+ year old pack)! I knew I was taking her home but we haggled over the price. He had it marked for $400 which was already a pretty good price for the whole package. We were down to: me-$350, him-$360 when he spotted the Taurus box in my hand and said "what'ya got there?".
So the Taurus and Dan Wesson each got new homes for an even swap.
Now I have to continue looking for a new snubby.
Oh happy day!