Lately 3rd generation guns have skyrocketed so much the lines between new 3rd gen guns and used 2nd gens prices seem to be getting a little blurry. Out of curiosity, if you saw both these guns for sale around $2,000 or under, which one would you buy if you were in the market for a .44? Unlike some early 80s guns, my 1982 gun has excellent fitted parts. The 1958 was a .38 Special that I had converted to .44. While well used looking it's beautifully put together and shoots great. Me? No question. I like the old one. Even if not original.