Are the 2 SMs in ORIGINAL shape;stocks,sights, finish etc.?
If they are,the one at $995 is a fairly good deal-if you are a shooter and reloader. It will handle any .38 Special load listed in reptuable manuals,including the old pre war 38/44 high speeds,that equal,or surpass the 158 gr. loads in .357 Magnum that MOST large ammo firms are producing today(due to fear of litigation).I love my .38 Special SM,and its a 95% grade "shooter",all original.
As much as I would like a .44 Special SM,Majic,I am pretty happy with my 2 Triple Lock Targets and a 2nd Model .44 Special Target. Don't load em' as stiff as I would an SM, or my fixed sighted .44 Spec. NS,and I have a reblued N.S. Target,an early one that was converted to handle .44 Special from .44 Russian. I am afraid even if I could afford a .44 Special SM,even in 98% shape,or better,I just couldn't resist having a "a pre war shoot off" with my S&Ws as mentioned above.
Actually,having the desire to shoot(regularly) every gun I buy,has kept me from buying many "mint" examples that I know would quickly loose their "virginity value"!