RON L here = SERESURPLUS
I started out with a Brass Framed 36 Caliber Colt Desighn, as a Buddy was "Getting out of" Black Powder! It was a great deal with Powder, Balls and a Flask all for 85$! YUP, it was a few decades ago, But I'd not recommend the following:
Remington or Colt Steel Frame in 44 Caliber, the steel cleans as easy as the Brass, and might some day last longer, (Probably no real difference), I shoot better with the Remington design, due to the long site groove on top of the frame? Your preference can only be made by your trying a few? have any friends with any? Ask to try them, it's a lot of fun and you get to pick what works best for ya? I'm not a fan of the smaller 31 caliber Revolvers, but I know a fellow who used to carry one in a boot and it saved his ass a few times? Moden steels and machine work make thse easy to care for, easy to shoot and enjoy, Jump on in, the waters fine!