This pistol retains most of it's original factory blue of it's frame and cylinder. The barrel has taken on a frosty patina over the factory blue. The action is crisp and locks up tight. Serial # 16247 on the butt strap and on the inside of the grip. Also,has matching assembly numbers 123 on the back of the cylinder and on the inside of the grip frame. All in all a very respectable 1 1/2 first issue.