One might call this a relic, but it's better than that. It's a crusty old barn-yard find that came directly from the rafters of a hayloft. It is completely untouched and is much better than a relic as it has "potential". The metal is in heavy brown patina but this entire gun could probably be restored to working condition with some competent hands. A nice project for anyone but me, as I don't have the time nor expertise.