Our customers usually find that the articles they buy from us are actually better than they appear in our photo catalog. However in the case of these two Colt Revolving long-arms, the photos just don't come near to their actual beauty and condition. They are so nice they cab raise the hairs on the back of an experienced collectors neck. They're not perfect, but they're darn close and just wonderful to handle. The top gun is a British proofed shotgun and the bottom is a 44 caliber rifle and they look as if they just came out of the factory. Both guns are in excellent to near mint condition, with the rifle showing areas that have had some mild corrosion cleaned off to bright. The bores, chambers, nipple-wells, etc. are near new. The actions are perfect and the wood on both guns is as good as the metal, showing only minor handling marks and deluxe checkering. Both of these guns would stand out in the best collections in the world and we are fortunate to have acquired them from a premiere collection after the owner decided to trade them to us owning them for nearly 20 years.