What do you want to do with it? If you want a packing pistol, I'd say trade it for a Contender. That save about a pound in weight, right? A 10 inch barreled Contender is a dream to handle. Though, people complain about the 44 mag recoil being brutal in a 10 inch, so YMMV. I will agree a 15 inch Encore seems like a mighty big package for a 44 magnum. If you cut it down, maybe the 444 Marlin suggestion, or even a 445 Supermag, re-chamber would be nice.
But for the grace of God, there, I go.