Uberti supposedly offers their schofield reproductions in .38 special, .44-40, .44 russian, and .45 colt. I always though that a .38 special one with a 5 1/2 inch barrel would be cheap to shoot and fun, and would not put as much stress on the latch.
It has been out of production for maybe 25 years, but another possibility would be a used harrington and richardson, 999 sportsman, chambered for the .22 long rifle. It's a quality, double action top break, and will shoot more accurately than you can. I see them pop up occasionally and they're not prohibitively expensive.
Last edited by hammie; September 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM.