I just picked up one of these, new. Ish. Maybe. It was sold as new, and came with everything you'd expect except a spent casing. Gun was in a plastic bag in side the case (extra large case for the 6"). But there was no packing goo in the gun, the manual had a hole worn into it where it clips to the case lid, and there was more carbon around the forcing cone than I would expect from a factory new gun. I don't doubt it's new, there's only the faintest of drag lines on the cylinder and zero wear marks at all. However, the action is absolutely amazing! This is the smoothest Ruger revolver action I have ever felt; new, used, or otherwise. So I wonder if it failed a final QC test, got sent back for rework, and that included smoothing out the trigger for some reason. Can't wait to shoot it!