Just bought this. It's pretty ugly, but the price was right. Maufacture date 1972. I'm just going to tune it, replace the grips and shoot it. Apparently it spent some time in an evidence lock-up and developed surface rust. But there's no pitting to speak of. I'm not concerned with its cosmetics, I just love shooting the older pre-lock Smiths and .357 Magnum in an N Frame is downright sweet.