This Is an actual working black powder weapon. I purchased this gun new two years ago from Dixie Gun Works for my living history program at Ford's Theatre (I am a NPS Interpretive Ranger) on Brig. General Henry Lawrence Burnett, lead investigator of the 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 programs. The gun has never been out of its original box and is still in its factory plastic wrap. It is a beautiful gun. I paid $925 for it, and would like to get close to that price but will accept best offer. Thanks!