So I've been lusting after a revolver for a while. Not a new one, something with some character. Pretty resolved to the fact I wanted a Smith & Wesson or Ruger in the 60s-70s vintage. Hoping to find something with a pedigree as a LE duty pistol but not picky. Well, today this was picked up. A Smith & Wesson 36 which serial number puts it in 68-69 time frame. Got it through a local auction, and although I don't know the history, it looks like it was professionally carried. CCW wasn't a thing here until the last few years so I'm assuming it was carried with a badge at some point. The right side grip panel has noticeably more wear than the left and a bit of holster wear on the top strap and cylinder edges but not much. In much better condition than described.
Oh, paid $302 for it so I feel I got a good deal also. I'd like to add a T-Grip and not much else. Get a nice leather holster and a couple speedloaders and call it good. Barring a policy change it won't be carried professionally but certainly could be.