Dang Bob . Who said any thing about "Ugly Guns".Whelp......I don't shoot no ugly guns! All of my guns are in very good condition. I have shot them all. I will not buy a gun that I won't shoot.
Actually , what is an ugly gun ?
Someone always proudly refers to shooting every gun they own but there is a huge difference between shooting a gun (usually at a range or other controlled environment ) and using a gun (Slap it in a holster and carry all day , maybe in the line of duty maybe just doing the chores .) Using a gun will leave marks.
Good condition for a collector revolves around marks on the gun . For a using ,working gun condition revolves around bore , timing and shootability. Finish becomes quite secondary. If you are "using " a gun you can't be finicky about the finish.
I just think we too often disrespect the veterans that display honest wear that's well earned.
This indestructible mod.66 has had scratches and worse polished off so many times I swear it actually weighs less. Stainless makes an old beater always like new.
Collectability 0 ,,Maybe Ugly to some. But a great fearless to carry, beat around gun.