S&W Mod. 59 9mm DA auto pistol
I have a Smith & Wesson 9mm dbl action auto pistol, serial # A175884. I purchased this gun new in about 1972. I fired about 200 to 300 rds through it, then put it away. Bluing is approx 99% intact; the checkering on the grips is unmarked and sharp; the grips have a few superficial surface scratches around the edges. The bottom rear of the grip (the ribbed portion that fits against your palm when holding the pistol in firing position) has a small abrasion about 1/2" long -- the bluing has been scratched off of about 3 of the ribs at that location. Apart from those items mentioned, the gun appears at first glance to be new. I also have two 14 rd factory magazines.
What is the approximate value of this gun today?