Been looking for a "good" Colt Diamondback in .38 Special for a few years. I turned one down Saturday at the Puyallup gun show because the guy who had it for sale was asking waaaaaay too much money for this particular gun, which had seen some pretty hard use, or at least hard time in a loose holster. About 30 percent of the blue was gone and there were badly worn places along both sides of the 4-inch barrel, and all around the cylinder, which was tragic. The grips were in tough shape too. This guy was asking $700, and he'd toss in the holster! Then he tried dropping it to $600. The gun was, in my estimation, worth about half that, considering the poor finish. I think the Diamondback is a rather under-rated revolver in .38 Special, and I'll keep looking for one with a 2 1/2- or 4-inch bbl. Anybody seen a decent one for a rational price?