The model 3 has serial number on one grip and and bottom of grip Handel. The cylinder has 3 digit number but not matching( assembly number?) the gun is tight and the is nice . The baby finish is 99 % intact and original. All matching numbers action is tight and bore strong and clean.
welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass! What calibre is the .44 -- American or Russian? If the cylinder chamber has a step toward the front, it is Russian. Bored through, it is American. Also, the gun has been refinished from the polished down rim of the sideplate. On an original gun, that should be almost seamless. Otherwise, it was done pretty well. What you were offered was a lowball even with the refinish.