This gun is much more beautifull in person than as photographed. It is for the collector that wants a top-notch Sharps. It retains 99% original barrel blue and 70% case-colors, some quite vivid. The wood is excellent with cartouches, bore near mint. I have only seen a handfull of better examples. This is the most popular of all Civil War Cavalry weapons and is seldom found in this high-grade condition.