Was haunting some pawn shops today and ran across a Gold Cup chambered for .38 Special. The problem was that it looked like someone had put it in a soaking wet holster and left it there for several weeks...surface rust on both sides of the slide (to the point that it was hard to read the lettering), top strap and all over the frame. Barrel looked good but there was also rust on the hood. SN is 2450-MR and I believe it was all original. Price tag was 899.95. I jokingly offered 300.00 and pawn shop owner said he would take 700.00 for it. Is it worth rescuing at that price?