The hole is a threaded spot for attachment of a shroud. I didn't get the shroud in the deal. It's in really beautiful condition; the pictures don't do it justice. I probably paid too much, but I see these so infrequently, particularly in this condition. I couldn't resist!Looks pretty nice but what is that hole with the pin? in the frame up by the hammer/ Maybe it was for a shroud? Price may be in line with the blue book =I haven't checked it in a while. Seems a little high though,based on what Ive paid for a similar DS a year ago($425)-but that was a year ago-but if the hole is for a hammer shroud, and you have the shroud,some may like it and that may bring the price up to the $600.
Passing through the LGS today and spotted a very nice Detective Special in .38 special. Serial number dates it to 1969. I just couldn't pass it up!!
My only question: is it worth $600?