Hello friends! This past weekend I picked up my latest acquisition, a very early k38 Combat Masterpiece. The gun is in good shape but there is pitting on the frame and I don't have the original grips. There is also a lot of holster wear and the cylinder is pitted as well. That's the bad news. The good news is that the mechanicals are in great shape. Lock up is firm and the trigger is the smoothest I've felt on any revolver! Here's my dilemma. I've thought of refinishing the gun (yes, it needs it) but I can't decide if I want to take the gun back to its original finish, or my second option is updating the gun to resemble the current model 66 combat magnum. The dimensions of this revolver are beautiful and I'm sure it will look great either way. I want your help in choosing a direction so please chime in with comments. Thanks a bunch. Greg P.S. I'm a refinisher so all the work will be done by me. Cost isn't a factor. Either way, I'll post pictures along the way.