Tale of a Salty Old Smith
In my lifetime of a firearms owner and collector, many different guns have passed through my hands. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve bought, sold, and traded these tools of wood, steel, and (occasionally) polymer. Over the years, I’ve had the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some of them have stories behind them. This is one of them.
It Started in a talk with Dan
Dan, my coatings guy at Custom Coatings, was doing a Duracoat (link) job on my LCP and when I dropped by to see him, had an old Smith wheel gun he was working on. Always a sucker for old K-frames, I asked to look at it. It was a beat-up Model 15 .38-Special. Its previous owner had been a Hurricane Katrina victim and the revolver had sat submerged in salt-water from the epic storm’s surge for days before being rescued……and that was seven years ago.
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