Thank you for your replies.
The witness is a black finish and has no scratches on it.
I took them both to the range yeaterday to give them a test run. I was very disappointed with the results.
The witness fed five rounds and the next round would not feed. It seemed to just stick at the bottom of the feedramp. I noticed that the magazines were very different. One was very stiff. It was a chore loading rounds into it. The other magazine was very loose and forgiving. I loaded 8 rds in each magazine. The bullets keep sticking without feeding. I had to clear it after every single shot! I saw that the ammo was sitting very flat in the magazines. They had almost no tilt upwards at all. Aren't they supposed to angle upwards a little? The one magazine also would not lock in place when I put it in. I tried to smack it up in there pretty hard. I put the stupid thing down and decided not to buy this junk. I do think it is just a magazine problem though.
On to the revolver. I shot 38 specials and .357 magnum out of it. After 12rds the cylinder became very hard to let go. I had to force it out so I could empty it after the first 12rds. It also extracted the shells very dirty. I think the problem was just gunk. Sheesh, does this guy take carwe of all his guns this way?
On to the good part! Truth has a way of revealing itself. A pawn shop ticket from feb 07 fell out of one of the manuals!! It was from a different co-worker than the guy who lent the guns to me to try out!!
This did NOT match his story of where and when he got the pistols. I wouldn't buy a bucket of water from this jerk if I was in the desert!!
Where are the honest gun owners who take care of their guns!!!