My Christmas present to myself was another Broner USA Made Above the Rest Fedora, this time in Brown.
While it’s not a 5-shot snub, this is a 3″ M65 snub that has special meaning to me.
It was built by my closest friend and mentor (as a LE firearms instructor and armorer) when he went back to the S&W Academy many years ago for his Revolver Armorer class. Back then in those days he said they gave you a frame and yoke of a model you selected, and then you picked the rest of the parts to assemble and hand-fit a working revolver, which you can then arrange to buy at the end of the class. he built that M65 3″.
He always knew I had a liking for it, even though he had an extensive collection of some rather high end, handmade and (the old) S&W Performance Center guns. When he reached the point he was in hospice, he called me and told me it was time to pick what I wanted from his safe. Sad day. It was transferred to me while we were helping his widow arrange to transport and sell his collection through an estate agent who owns a rather unique business specializing in the sales of unique firearms (and swords and other interesting military collectibles). The store is owned by an old friend of the family.