Last week my dad asked me to take a couple of guns that he no longer had need for and that I didn't want, and see what I could get for them. So I took them to my favorite Merchant O'Death and was very pleasantly surprised at what the shop was willing to give me for them. While I was there, MOD once again brought me a couple of things out of the "Special" display case, trying to tempt me. This is usually a very bad thing for my wallet. The first thing he showed me was a 6" 3-screw Smith Model 29, a Dirty Harry special - beautifully blued, no lock, hammer-mounted firing pin, in very good condition. I haven't succumbed to .44 addiction yet, so I was able to resist temptation.
However, when he pulled this one out of the case, I couldn't help myself:
That's an old Clark Custom
Note the Remington 1100 cocking handle in place of the rear iron sight:
And the hand-done stippling on the frontstrap and the Allen screws on the front of the dust cover for adjusting fit of the slide to the frame:
From the wear & tear on the scope mount, this gun has obviously seen a LOT of use:
The first thing I looked at when he handed it to me was the price tag. Let's just say it was WELL under $1k.
It followed me home. Soon as I get a chance, I'm going to see how it shoots.