I concur. Not rare, on the other hand runs of somewhere between 3K and 10K, with something as popular as an N frame 44 special, makes for a gun that can be difficult to find mint or NIB. As you probably know the LH config is something not ever offered by the factory, & typical of them, really nice combat/CCW revolvers. Like many other Lew Horton guns it makes me wonder why these were never standard catalog configurations.
Yes Geoff, Smith should have made these a regular run, but at least Horton saw the need. Horton came up with many good ideas, and for that they should be commended. The name Horton draws the attention of Smith fans, because they know the firearm is something generally unusual. Horton has a sort of cache' to it.
I wish Horton would press Smith for no-lock frames, they would sell a ton of firearms. Maybe we could petition Horton? Probably not, but ya never know.
I passed on the 624, it was described as "unfired, though no box or tools or papers....no combat grips but factory wood" whatever that means. I thought the price was too high for as described gun. Looks like the owner took off the combats. :x