I stopped by my local pawn shop today and after exchanging plesantries with owner, he handed me K frame to inspect. It is a Model 10-8 with a nickel finish in better than 94% condition with the original grips.
This one wears a pinned, heavy barrel and has a serial number of 3D99XXX. I belive that is was produced between 78-79. It came with a old Hunter holster, in very good condition as well.
I traded him three pictures of Ben Franklin for the quoted "out the door price" and I am still smiling! A nickel finish is not my first choice but, I will get over that "flaw".