I was ten, and it was a Colt Diamondback in .38spl, Royal Blue, 4in. BEaUTIFuL! I sat and looked at it daily for a long time and when I shot it I loved it even more. I wish I still had it. I mowed lawns for an entire Summer to save the money to buy it in the summer of 1968. I had a couple guns before it which were a Marlin golden 39A, and a Wards 410 single shot shotgun.....loved those too!