Designed to be the future of revolvers the top strap full frame design made this revolver one of the strongest available. During the Civil War its eight inch barrel and reliability made it highly sought after. This particular revolver has a 8" octagonal blued barrel brass frame brass guard and walnut grip. It is .44 caliber and has top strap/post sights. It is 14.5" in length and weighs about 2.75 lbs.