is a lot like me, old, with a lot of wear, lol. But, smooth as silk. I have owned two Pythons and this original Vaquero is slicker than either one of them were. The action is like glass, with a very light trigger pull to match. The grips are way to thick and don't fit well, and I need to replace them. Other than that it is good to go. Lots of wear on the case hardening, but this little jewel shoots to point of aim and I am very happy with it. I got it at an old pawn/gun shop way out in the boondocks that only locals can find, lol. Ruger sure doesn't make them like this anymore, and it's one that I'm glad to have. I think in another life it was a cowboy action pistol that the owner did a lot of work on to make it as smooth and as slick as it is. It ain't pretty, but is sure can shoot. .45 Colt.