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What you have there is a very (unfortunately) abused DW Model 14-2; the fixed sight version of the venerable 15-2. I’m guessing there are not nearly as many of these around compared to the 15-2, so it might have some restorable value for that reason. More photos will help to evaluate just how extensive the damage from neglect really is. May not be as bad as it seems. A qualified gunsmith can do wonders with a gun like this, but it will likely be expensive. Barrel length is 6 inches measured from the forcing cone to the muzzle.
Another forum member can probably estimate the year of manufacture better than I can, but my guess would be early 1980’s.
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I agree with Ole Dog about trying to make it a shooter vs restoration. Since you’re new to revolvers you should do a lot of research before you dive into your project. There’s a great “how to” disassembly Average Joe thread on this site that can help. Does it function mechanically? I’d give it a good soaking before trying to disassemble it and see what it looks like inside. If you can get it functioning safely you could clean up the outside yourself and cold blue it cheaply. The most important thing if the gun does cycle is to make sure the gun is SAFE to shoot. Research how to do a revolver inspection for your own knowledge and let an experienced person evaluate if the gun is safe to shoot. This neglected revolver may have some worth as you can learn something from it.