Complete with a threaded barrel the little piece was chambered in .22 long rifle and, he smiled a bit saying, "if that little gun could talk." He told me of a few misadventures surrounding the piece but, it was his parting remark that stuck with me "If you are lucky enough to travel around the world armed and doing it mainly alone do yourself a favor always carry a .22 pistol, regardless of anything else you pack."Go read the whole thing. In addition to conveying a lot of useful information, it's well-written and a fun read. I know my share of former three letter agency guys, and regret never talking about this with them. Might be some interesting stories down that road.
Back in the shortage days of '09, I picked up a S&W 22A like this one, to get more range time in with something you can shoot all day: