I bought a brand new 357 with a six inch barrel in 1978, and sold it to a cousin of mine about 15 years ago. I just bought it back from him a couple of months back. It was in perfect shape when I sold it, but it now has a least a couple thousand rounds more run through it. It has a little rust pitting at the end of the barrel, the factory box is little old looking, but it`s home now and still shoots great. I would say they are of very good quality and with no problems.