I wasn't really looking for another 38, since I have a Model 15, and that revolver is everything I want in a 38spl.
But, looking on Armslist, I noticed this S&W for sale that was about 10min from my house. I contacted the guy, he sent me his cell number, and we talked. He warned me that it "showed a lot of wear", and agreed to take $225, down from his asking price of $250.
An hour after seeing it online the first time, I was back home, and it was mine.
It is a Pre-Model 10, made in 1957 (my birth year).
I have no problem running +P 158gn SWCHP through it, and it shoots it like it was made for it. Love the tapered barrel.