As I am sure many folks here visit pawn shops looking for what's "new", I too do this fairly regularly.
I recently found this Taurus model 80, blued 4" 38 Special. The asking price was $175, and after a routine inspection (all good) decided it would come home with me.
The other day I was looking at...sigh ok, I bought a Taurus Tracker 357 magnum. I wanted a Ruger GP100, but the guy at the shop said he had no idea when they would get any more of them in. Normally the shop has 150+ guns on display, and who knows how many in stock. Today they were down to about 50 guns on display, some of them the last of their model in the store. Needless to say I walked out with the last 4" 357 of any make in the store.
I have the opportunity to pick up a Taurus Model 80 (S&W M10 knockoff) for $200. Any opinions on this model (not Taurus in general)?