Hello! I just picked up an older Taurus .357 magnum 3" revolver. According to Taurus website, it is a model 2-650031, manufactured in 1992. I am guessing it is a model 65? The blueing is excellent and shiney(no wear, scratches, etc). Cylinder locks tight, timing is right on, bore is fantastic. The trigger pull in both DA and SA is absolutely incredible. When I first looked at this gun I noticed that the front sight had been ground down, but I did not fret about that too much. So I do not know much about revolvers and when I got it home I realized that the grip had been ground down as well. When I had first looked it over at the gun shop I thought it was just a cool looking old gun with a round butt that had been worn with "character". I later realized that a previous owner had actually took a grinder to both the wood AND the steel, shaping it into a round butted gun. I am kind of bummed out that I did not catch it when I first looked at it. I am going to call it a learning experience, as I did not pay too much for it, but more than I would have paid had I realized the "customization". I feel confident that there is enough steel remaining on the small portion of the back strap that was ground down to shoot it. So look at the frame on the right side of the picture. Does that look safe? That is probably more steel than what a small frame snubbie has?
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