We've all heard, or even experienced the puppy who picks out it's owner, and no matter how hard you try, you just can't ignore it and you end up taking it home. Well, sometimes I'm like this with guns. It doesn't matter how long I ignore them, they just will not go away. I looked at this one, an old (probably late 70's, early 80's) Taurus 82, with a 3" barrel, standard grips and a Tylers T-grip a while back at my dealers, and put it back. I don't need another 38. Besides, it's got a screw missing...something people have said about me for years. Well, weeks went buy and no one bought it. And it was about the least expensive gun in the store...probably was. The Thanksgiving sales came and went. I figured it was certainly gone. Went back in yesterday, and there it was, still right there in the middle of the case. And to top it off, it was wearing a "patina" of just plain old crud, that I knew I could clean off and at least make it presentable. So I threw out an offer. Oh, shoot. They TOOK it. Oh, well, now I gotta buy it....I took it home, did a couple of rubdowns with Fliitz, and the crud just rolled off. A blow out with Gunscrubber, a few drop of oil here and there, then about four coats of Ren Wax, and it looks presentable. I'm looking for a replacement screw, but at worst it's a lube point. I've always liked these old Taurus revolvers. I need to take a toothpick to the wax in the cylinder flute grooves.