.44 S&W Russian caliber, 10 1/2 part octagon and fluted barrel. Side lever tip-up action with stepped side lock and external rebounding hammer . Keyed forend. Very finely checkered grip with spur triggerguard and ending with a casehardened & engraved buttcap. Micro groove rifled barrel. The barrel retains nearly all of the original high polish blue. The engraved lock, breech, hammer and buttcap have 100% original case colors. Beautiful wood and checkering.