A great home defense weapon. It's a silver factory brush finish, not really stainless, not really parkerized. It is a slick, non glare brush electroless nickel coating that makes it suitable as a marine capable weapon and you don't have to worry about it rusting. In another words it's going to last a life time and you can pass this gun to your kids and grandkids. 18 in barrel, takes 2 3/4 or 3" shells (4 of them in the tube) It has a good recoil pad that makes it easy to shoot, very handy to handle, short barrel, powerful, quick acting, super reliable pump action, when it comes to home defence, this gun has it all. This weapon is the best investment in home defence you will ever make. Overall condition of the weapon is excellent. I've have one like it next to my bedside loaded with bird shot, it makes for the best home defence tactical gun made!!!! No text messages or emails so call richard at 281-222-0808 What do you have to trade???????