I picked this up the other day at the LGS. It's brand new and I really like the quality of the piece. I hope to take it shooting soon. The barrel is 3 1/2". Yahoody did a thread where he spoke about the quality of Uberti's and I have to say he's right. But when it comes to SAA's I want a Colt. I think Uberti has it's act together and is bringing out some quality guns for us.