I have a chance at a H&A 38 revolver. It is not a top break. From what I've been able to gather these were made around the turn of the century, and the top break ones were a bit weak, or at least for todays ammo. If I were to buy this gun it would be a beater for the truck or saddlebags on trail rides. I can get my CCW in a little less than a year (when I turn 21) so if I am broke as usual then it might even be a CCW piece until I can get something with a little more track record and a few less years on it. This thing looks to be in decent shape (from the pics I have), I would probably have a gunsmith check it out before firing, but I don't want anything to do with it if its going to blow up in my hand. What do you all think?