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Old 07-19-2018, 03:03 AM
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Oh great, now people are telling me I bought a used gun. One more thing for me to fret about.

I'm pretty sure it was factory new, as advertised. The cylinder ring may be from me dry firing 100 times.

The trigger and hammer were almost that dark when I got it, so who knows. In any case, it's going to be well-used before long.

It's a 629, btw. I mis-typed.
When people are new to a subject, they can get paranoid about their critters and need reassurance ( and that's what forums are for, until you become an expert yourself). It' s like cleaning the new car after splashing in a puddle, or taking it to the dealer to check that a tarmac hole didn't damage the damper. Then, after some thousand miles and years with it, one doesn't mind peeing on a wheel if necessary...
So: the IL looks exactly how it has to look and won't cause any inconvenience as long as you simply ignore it; MIM parts are not shiny nor chrome polished; a good close-up with a macro lens will show polishing lines not even appreciable at the naked eye and that will change their aspect every time they are cleaned; the black rings on the cylinder are marks of the proof cases shot at the factory; they will re-appear every time you shoot , are not causing any damage, are an essential and unavoidable part of the shooting process and you'll not be fined for not removing them perfectly; minor imperfections are present even on NIB items due to a sort of mishandling that' s part of human being; more evident scratches, dings and broadly speaking signs of wear will appear as long as you use your gun for what it was made and it's meant, unless you want to keep it as a safe queen , or put it on an altar and offer it ritual sacrifices.
Shoot your gun, enjoy it. It is a piece of steel that will continue working along you life and those of your kids.
Be safe.
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:34 AM
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I have a 3" 629 Deluxe as well. The flag on mine protrudes slightly above the frame, just as yours does. My revolver has functioned flawlessly through hundreds of rounds of .44 magnum. The lock has been a non issue.

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