I saw this one at the LGS a couple of days ago, and stuck it away on "hold" while I did some research. It's a Smith and Wesson (naturally) Model 19-8, in 38 Special. That's not a typo. 38 Special only. As best I can tell, it's one of a run of 213 made for distributor "RSR." Who they were ordered for, or why I have no idea. SCSW only lists that one line of information. The Uncle Mikes stocks were standard. The finish on the gun actually looks better than the pictures look. I just snapped them with my cell phone before it got hauled to the back. I was able to get it for a slightly better price than shown on the tag, but they'd just gotten it in, so to be honest, I'm somewhat surprised they dropped it at all. It's sort of neither fish nor fowl. It's sort of a Model 19, but it's not a 357. It's sort of a Model 15, but it's got the heavy ribbed barrel, and shrouded ejector rod. I'm not too crazy about the round butt, but a set of round to square butt stocks will correct that minor issue. Some searching on the Smith and Wesson boards didn't bring up much about them, but apparently there is some question as to rather they are actually chambered for 357 and marked 38, or are actually chambered for 38 Special. A couple of people said they had them each way. I plan to take a spent shell with me today to see if it fits. I seem to remember thinking the cylinder looked a little short for a Model 19. I'll look closer at it today. No idea why I want it really. Other than I do. I sort of like "oddball" stuff.