This piece is a full-size non-firing reproduction of the pistol used by civilians and the Army / Cavalry in the Old West. The grips are made of real wood. The rest of the piece is made of metal. Loading can be simulated with the loading gate (which folds out) and the ejection rod. This piece features a working action. When you cock the hammer, the cylinder turns. When the trigger is pulled, the hammer is released. Overall length is 10.5 inches. Barrel length is 4.75 inches. This replica would be great for costume or nonfiring re-enactment use. It would also make a great film or theater prop. Or it could simply be a nice display or conversation piece.