I hate I didn't get pics of before. This pistol I bought really cheap. It looked like Fido's rear end. After some sanding, polishing, bead blasting of the barrel and just generally refinishing of everything, it is now a nice shooter. I carry this with my 50 caliber Hawken for backup. I shoot a deer or hog and need a second shot, I whip out this little 50 caliber.