I think you would get a good deal at $1500 - also think it would be reasonable offer AND seller would make a few hundred .
I’d say within the last few years , they are closer to 2 grand .
But for me , the BIG appeal of the uncommon 3” .38’s has always been the barrel length .
With the new KC on scene in this length , I see prices softening for these older .38 models.
..... that’s just me though .