This is a beater .38 Special Service Six that I got for about $200, it has pitting all over it and even in the bore. I added a set of Bullseye springs to it, some NOS Herrett's grips and a Tyler trigger shoe. I think the Herrett's are butt ugly but they have a "retro" look and they have a perfect grip angle for me. The covered backstrap on the Herret's also hides the scouring damage that's on the backstrap, when the gun rusted over it looks like the previous owner took steel wool or a wire brush and scrubbed half of the gun with it..........The trigger shoe just seems to work with the gun, it adds more "retro" to it and also makes the DA pull feel even lighter. This isn't a gun that I show off, and it's FAR from being a good looking gun but it's a fun shooter and it keeps the rounds off my "nice" guns when I want to have some fun with cheap dirty .38 reloads.
This is another beat up GP100 I got cheap, added the lightest Wolff springs, 9 lb. trigger latch and main spring, and a set of Hogue woods I had no other place for, as well as an Ace trigger shoe and I only use it for Federal .38 158 gr. ammo for range plinking.
This is one of my favorites, added Bullseye springs to this one too, and all the Tyler toys to it. I plan to add stag grips to it as soon as I can. This Six is super slick and drives tacks, the action is just right and it's one of those guns that I think we all have, that just feels like an old broken in baseball mitt........I bought this gun used, it probably had 1,000's of .357's through it before I got to it, and it's very well broken in, but still has lifetimes of use left in it and just feels "right" in my hand. It's also one of those guns, again, that we all have, that always seems to find it's way into a case and into the range bag when I get some time to go shooting.
This is just a "plain jane" .38 Special Service Six, has plenty of holster scouring but I don't plan to try to buff it up. I'm leaving the stock springs in it, and did nothing but add a T-grip to it. This is definitely fast becoming a favorite of mine, not because it's the slickest, or the best shooter, but it's just a rock solid, dependable revolver that's far from mint, I'm not afraid to use it for CC once in a while but it's still a gun I can be proud to show off.
The best part about owning shooter grade, non-collectible guns is that you can truly have fun modifying them, and seeing how much you can make them "fit" you better. I have some really nice Rugers that I don't touch, they hardly get fired and I leave them "factory", but when it comes time to go shooting, I always think of one of these "shooters" first=)