Me and my husband went to a lgs today where I found just what I had been looking for. It is just the right size for me. Its an older gun, a S&W 60 no dash 38 special from 1974. It didn't look like it had ever been shot. The guy at lgs said it belonged to a court bailiff. It's a very sweet gun. I love it and my sweet husband put it on layaway for me. Thank you tkruf.