Discussion of impulse firearms purchases elsewhere reminded me of one of my own: I once had an "Old Model" Ruger Bearcat that came from a po-leece evidence locker someplace.
Had dings in the alloy gripframe that Marko joked were probably caused
by when it got chucked out the passenger window of the car along with
the dope. Needed the notch on the hammer welded up and re-cut, because
someone had made a slipgun out of it, lord only knows why.
One of the odder choices of criminal firepower I've seen, that's for sure.
It's second from the right in that picture of Ruger single-actions, none of which I own anymore, but all of which have one story or another attached to them...