My mother got this from her father, as she needed a weapon for self defense, which she kept at home. She told me she hated this thing due to the size as she is rather small. I let her know I would buy her a new gun that is smaller and trade her out. I ended up going with a fairly small Taurus .38 special for her, which was only a around $300. Not my favorite brand, but for a gun that will never have more then 50 rounds ran through it, it will do the job. So this is what I wound up with the swap. I am not gun collector by any means, so not too familiar with what this model is, as I have seen a few it looks similar to. Please let me know what I stumbled upon, and the relative value.