They are a good bet for the handloader if you can find cases and the proper diameter bullets. The .38 S&W is an obsolete and mostly forgotten caliber.
Not quite, there are bullet companies that are making proper bullets for the .38S&W.Brass is still made by Win.Rem.Mag Tech and Starline.
It is curious to note that the military still uses .38 S&W brass for primer charges on a few models of their mortar launchers.The last batch I got was from Winchester with no headstamp.
The .38 S&W is anything but forgotton or obsolete.