I have one. I have owned it for about three years now. It has a Parkerized finish and some scratches. Looks like it has seen action. The weapon is very reliable and surprisingly accurate. I originally bought as a Kit gun that I could experiment on and not worry about value. I have finally limited my surgery on it because the quality was better than expected. I would rate it highly and if you can get a good deal on one I would say grab it with both hands. Its no Gold cup but then again its no Lorcin either.