I would look for a nice Marlin or older Rossi lever gun, I went looking for the same thing a few years ago and could not find a used Marlin but I did find a pre safety Rossi that fit the bill. I have had no problems with my Rossi and even found a 45LC pre safety Rossi to keep it company.You did not say what type of action you were looking for so I will also say that Ruger has the bolt action 357 out there as well. I handled one once and it was nice and smooth but the $700 price the store was asking was not going to do it for me. Good luck with your hunt.
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