The .38 with tarnished tip
He carries a revolver to protect himself.
When drawn from its holster and replaced repeatedly, a handgun will begin to show wear marks in its finish. Action’s gun is well-used, or at least frequently toted (and also probably secondhand), so its age and wear are apparent.
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