Originally Posted by Chainfire
If you buy one, buy it for the history, because they are horrible quality handguns that are very expensive to feed. That said, I miss the one I sold.....
They are not a S&W, but they certainly are not horrible quality guns. Mine's pretty good. Reliable, accuracy is ok, and the fit and finish on it are surprising good for an old Russian revolver from WWII (Mine is from 1937). The original trigger is a little heavy, but that can be fixed with a little tweaking. Right now, the single action trigger on mine is really nice.
As for the ammo, new factory ammo is about $0.44 per round, surplus is $0.34 a round, and I can reload it for about $0.16 per round.
The history and the design of this revolver is pretty interesting too.