This gun is in the black, out-of-the-woods and it certainly looks that way. This is actually a pretty good gun that needs some TLC. If cleaned gently and properly to get rid of the dusty surface rust and grime without removing the patina, one might reveal about a $5,500 - 6,000.00 gun. She's dated 1864 and has sold wood, very good markings and good action. It lacks a cleaning rod.