S&W Model 36, but very few people that have them are willing to give them up; finding one in good condition at a fair price has been a long term challenge. Smith & Wesson does offer the Model 36 as a "classic," but it comes with that insufferable frame lock.
This Model 36 (vintage maybe around 1988 or so) recently turned up at Schranks Smoke'n Gun in Waukegan, so I filled out the adoption papers and took the little Chief home after the requisite Illinois waiting period.
Del Fatti PH3 horsehide natural finish. This revolver will keep the original grips; for the most part I prefer the rubber boot style grips on my J Frame revolvers but I find pocket carry to be difficult with them.
Federal .38 Special Nyclad 125 grain standard pressure load is not a wimpy puff puff cartridge; when fired from my alloy frame revolvers the load sometimes can be a wee bit punishing to my arthritic hands. When using that load in a steel frame snubby (as is the Model 36), recoil usually feels just fine and dandy.
Merry Christmas to me!