But, I actually like the look/feel of the Model 24-3 (44 Special) better. The slightly shorter cylinder, and tapered barrel make a trimmer, better looking/handing gun IMHO.
As mentioned, the 3 1/2" Model 27-2 is hard to beat.
And what can you say about a Colt Python? Even in worn condition, they have a classic beauty about them.
And one more. Dan Wesson 22 LR.