This is a very fine condition Maynard Carbine, one of the lightest and most popular of Civil War Carbines used by Cavalry Troopers during the Civil War. It retains 95% original blue to its barrel mixing with patina and 65% case colors to the frame. I believe a very gentle cleaning to the frame could raise that percentage to almost 90%. The wood is excellent showing near perfect cartouches and some staining and paint over-spray that I'll clean off before shipping. A nice gun at a very fair price.