This is actually my first letter. I just had to see if this gun had a Hollywood connection since I knew it came from southern California and it had been modified for fast draw slightly and nicely re-nickeled. A gamble that didn't pay off. In 1984 I bought a S&W kit gun at a pawn shop for $189, was later told it was stolen and had to return it, then got $450 credit in the store for my trouble. I chose a factory nickel 4 3/4 " 2nd Gen. .357 then traded that more valuable gun for this one. The gamble was a bust except my curiosity is finally satisfied. I've heard of this gunshop before in San Diego. BTW. I sent for the letter on 11-11-13 and got it 1-30-14. Way early than Colt's 120 day estimate.