The star indicates it was returned to the factory. Ease the grips off and you may find the month and year it went back. I am out of my league here and will be watching the answers. I assume the chambering is for the earlier .44 S&W American rather than the .44 S&W Russian and .44 WCF of later guns.
It would be very expensive to restore the finish. I would soak it in a good penetrating oil after removing the grips. I believe Ballistol would be good and a brass steel wool like pad. Be careful if you use 0000 steel wool and use plenty of oil with it.
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