I was a little disappointed in that this isn't a replica of the gun that shot Lincoln. It is much too large and somewhat of a different shape. The barrel is much to `Massive`. But it is as close as I can get without making one from scratch. I don't care for the beech stock and finish. I suspect the clear finish is a polyurethane. It feels 'plasticky'. It came with the metal unfinished. (Terrible picture but the barrel is silver and shiny. I've never 'Browned' anything but the process is pretty simple. Yes, I forgot to brown the screw. But the hockey game is about to start. I'll get it later. The grip shape is odd but feels nice in the hand while holding it. I haven't fired it yet so I'll reserve judgment on the grip until after firing it. As far as firing goes I bought some 0.440" balls. The barrel measures 0.4415 bore, and 0.455" groove. These are rough measurements with a caliper. So subject to verification upon firing.