I bought a Smith & Wesson .357 Mag Model 19-3 , blue finish, back in 2007 at a local gun show. The finish looks great, a few small scratches, doesn't change the look really.
I love 19s....picked this up unfired 19-4 from Elliot Salter for $285 about 7 years ago.
Probably one of the last guns he sold before losing his FFL.
Surprisingly its in very good condition, keeping in mind that its a really old piece.
Got a trigger job done on it, its super smooth now. The gun smith also did some work on the cylinder, sights, etc. Its a bit hard to believe that this revolver was manufactured in 1971, for the fact that its in a great condition. Are you asking for the value or telling us a story? It is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it.
But I also wanted to describe it a bit, and mention what has been done to it.