Since the OP did suggest a .38 as a trail gun.
I'd consider one of the .38 police trade-ins offered by Bud's as something to consider. If I was lucky enough to get a really nice one, I wouldn't mind having one myself. Trouble is, I already have a couple nice revolvers so a police trade-in from Bud's just doesn't seem to be important. But to a guy looking for a trail gun, and doesn't mind a bit of honest wear, at a good price, Bud's police trade-ins are worth a look.