Something that got beat to **** but still works.
I’ll start- This weathered old Pre Model 10 was purchased for 60 bucks from a childhood acquaintance that bought a used car he later found had a clanking sound. He found it under the spare tire in the bottom of the trunk.
He wasn’t a gun guy and he needed money so after having the local PD verify the gun wasn’t listed as stolen, I bought it.
It appears that somewhere a while back someone cut the barrel and rounded the butt before soldering the sight back on the gun. I had a gunsmith check it out and once deemed safe, fired 3 cylinders of standard velocity 158 grain JHP reloads through it. Accuracy was acceptable at 7 yds so I changed the crappy grips that were on it and now use it as tackle box, hunting in the rain, hang in the front closet type gun.