" Another option is the Winchester 94 which was chambered in 357 magnum. Mine is very accurate and has never had a hiccup. I don't know how easy they are to find though"
You're a lucky one then. IIRC, .357's one of the more--if not the most--problematic chamberings in the Win 94, which wasn't designed for pistol length cartridges to begin with. (...but amongst them, the .44s and .45s fare better). I'd stick with a Rossi or Marlin on this one, or a Miroku Win 92 or also pricey (and scarce long discontinued) Browning 92.
...But hey, you (OP) may luck out with a good one too.