A local gun store had a Nickel model 442 no dash for sale and I decided to get it.
Sitting in the jail, but I'll post a picture when it comes.
I didn't even realize there were 442's made in Nickel.
It's sort of a satin finish on the frame, and the barrel and cylinder are shiny Nickel.
Seemed to have a nice trigger and no crack under the barrel.
I had them take the grips off so I could see that the big "N" was on the grip frame.
The serial number starts with CAC so it's probably from around 1996 -- near the end of the no dash period.
Does anyone else have a Nickel 442? How rare (or not rare) are they?