I purchased this item 2 years ago brand new from Dixie Gun Works for my living history programs of Brig. Gen. Henry Lawrence Burnett, Judge Advocate of Dept. of Ohio, lead investigator of Lincoln Assassination, and one of the three prosecuting attorney's of the Lincoln Conspirators. I quickly learned that this gun was not necessary to my program. The gun literally has never been out of its original box and is still in its original plastic wrap. It is a beautiful firing black powder weapon that I paid $925. I will accept best offer for this nice gun. Thanks!