Long time lurker, seldomly post, but I'm excited to show the little 44 I found locally and am picking up tomorrow. 1978 manufacture. It's a shooter grade gun for sure, good honest wear. I passed on the optic and I'm looking into aperture sights. This will go hand in hand with my S&W 29 well. Stock has been nicely refinished, but I'll probably take the high gloss off. Recoil pad will probably go as well. Enjoy!