I saw a Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 with a "short barrel" in the "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" cabinet at my LGS one day last week. I didn't have a Model 27 of any kind, but I figured it would be nice to have one with a 3.5" barrel. I was in a bit of a hurry, so I had them put it on hold, came back a few days later, put some money down to transfer it to layaway, then came back a few days later, and got it out. I took it home and cleaned it, when the scales fell off my eyes, and I realized that it wasn't a 3.5" barrel, but a 4" one. I don't think I've ever seen a 27-2 with a 4" barrel before. I knew they made them in the "new" 27's-8, -9 and such. If it's been fired it hasn't been very often. Target hammer, target trigger, and stocks, with presentation case, and tools, but no papers. I thought at first the stocks were a mis-matched set, but the color blends from light to dark on the left side.