Just acquired a NIB box Model 445. Blued, with the standard configuration hammer. Really like these .44 Special snubbies as a concept and I just didn't want to pay the ridiculous S&W prices. Any thoughts as far as reliability goes? Don't want to start a debate, just looking for honest opinions, experiences, and photos, since I can't seem to learn the ability to post my own. The gun was truly new, I imagine. When it came out of the box, the bluing was kind of dull and the cylinder crane was tight to turn. Sprayed it down with solvent, wiped the excess and let it dry. Oiled all the critical points and wiped the outside down with a Flitz microfiber cloth. Really shined up well. The bluing is as good as I have seen on many older Smiths or Colts, and the action is buttery smooth in double, and crisp in single. Way more than I expected for the money. Have to wait until I get time to shoot for a range report. In the meantime, what do y'all think of these sadly discontinued guns?