I knew I shoulda called in with my credit card #.
Collector's Firearms, that emporium of all things stoked by gunpowder, and frequent pillager of my savings account, posted a revolver that's long been on my "Holy Grail" list.
Earlier in the week, they posted to their New Arrivals list a refinished Smith & Wesson M1917 in the manly & effective caliber of .45ACP. The refinish had killed any collector value, but the reduced price tag put it below even the clapped-out Brazilian imports.
Their store hours and my work hours are pretty much identical, so I didn't get a chance to drop by until this morning.
Now, I wasn't completely ignunt. I checked their website this morning, and the revolver was still listed. So, I showered, got dressed, and trekked over to lay out some cash.
And, of course, it was not there. Sold yesterday afternoon.