If you are leaning S&W...
My personal favorite is pretty much what your initial post spoke to.
I've had several M-17s and really enjoyed them. Prefer the 617. I did what Mr. Doyle did, I waited. When the gun presented itself, I bought it. It was not a bargain. About full retail. But these guns do not show up very often....I was going for a no-lock model with 10 shots...a bit more difficult to locate.