A couple of weeks ago, I bought a Taurus Model 82, from the mid 70's or so. A 3", 38, it's turned out to be a nice shooter at a (reasonably) cheap price. A couple of days ago, I spotted this one, a Taurus 431, 44 Special, in the case. I knew what it was right away, and I many have hesitated almost 44 seconds. I don't think it's ever been fired, (outside the factory test firing) but can't prove that of course. When I ran a patch through the charge holes and barrel, I got back dust. No scratches on the recoil shield, The grips are very comfortable, and quite nice looking. I'd been sort of half looking for a Smith and Wesson Model 24-3 (44 Special), but they're twice/three times what this one cost.