Back in 1971, when I was a Calif. police officer, Ruger sent out a flier to all the PDs about their new Ruger DA revolver, in .38 and .357. The cops got first crack at them. $97.00 They were in 2.75, 4 and 6 inch barrel length, blued only at that time. Stainless came out in '75. I bought one for the novelty of it. Not as smooth an action as my S&W model 19, but rugged and very easy to disassemble. I liked them....still do. Manufactured from 1971-1988, I am wondering why we don't see more of them for sale. Would it be because they seemingly last forever and few want to part with them?