I should have taken a few more pictures (can't at the moment), at least one of the stock, as somewhere along the way someone absolutely butchered it while trying to add a soft pad to the butt. Guessing this is why I got such a good deal on it, as the rest of the gun appears to be in pretty good shape, all things considered. I'll warn you now, the pictures aren't great and make it look worse than it is - under proper lighting, the bores are very shiny, pitting is minor (relative to its age anyway, my Trapdoor is worse), and while there is some light surface rust it seems to be mostly relegated to where the shell would sit. I didn't even notice it there at first glance, only became apparent after looking at the picture I took. Should come out relatively easy I think. Locks up pretty tight. Overall, I'm quite certain she's in good shape to shoot. However, as I said, I know little about shotguns, and I'm no stranger to the fact that these old black powder-era firearms tend to be quite particular about modern ammo. And if it were up to me, black powder is the only thing I'd ever shoot out of it. As it is, I have none of the equipment necessary to load for shotguns, and because of some upcoming moving expenses (probably shouldn't have bought this either, if I hadn't got such a nice deal on it) I can't really get any of it right now. But you know how it goes... Hard not to want to go play with a brand new toy. So I figure it's worth asking you knowledgeable folk if there are any lighter loads on the market the old girl might be able to handle. Obviously I don't want to put anything too mean through it, just hoping to find something I can try it out with in the meantime. I know there are folks that put light smokeless loads through their Trapdoors (I personally stick to black powder only with mine), and wondering if there are similar rules for these old shotguns. And if the answer is "better safe than sorry," then that's that, she'll just have to hang on the wall for a while. Pictures below. I'll try and get some more later. Note the surface rust and pitting - again, I think the flash from the camera exaggerated it quite a bit, but definitely worth showing in case that presents further issues.