Hello Guys, Thanks for the kind words. I bought this gun in 1987 It was originally a 6 1/2" bbl. It had a lot of finish wear and minor blemishes, I had John Leonetti from Rifle Ridge Gun Shop in Cody Wy. do all the work. It has a 9" bbl. with a williams shorty ramp sight. The frame is color case with all other metal mirror polished. He also did the modest engraving and hand carved the grips from some type of white material that has little black specks in it. Kinda like oosick I never did ask him what he used.